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How to Recover iPod Photos, Notes, Calendar and other Files

Aug. 21, 2013 2:06 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Tips
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iPod has become popular among a wide segment of population. In the market, varying iPod music players have proliferated by music fans, like iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod mini, iPod Shuffle, and etc. In fact, iPod is also a computer who has hard drive and operating system. Therefore, data loss from iPod is always hard to prevent. When your iPod becomes corrupted or failed, this will destroy all of the music, videos stored upon it.

Losing all the data on your iPod can be more than a little frustrating. This makes the use of iPod Recovery -- a vital addition to everyone's toolkit. iPod Recovery can help you recover data from iPod as long as you sync your iPod with iTunes before. Lost, corrupted and reformatted messages, photos and notes can be easily recovered from all generations of iPod music players. It would recover music from iPod in the future version. For Mac users, iPod Recovery for Mac is available for you to recover lost photos from iPod.

Have no backup? Never mind! Try advanced iPod data Recovery to recover deleted files without backup directly from iPod.

With this iPod Recovery software, you can only make a few steps to restore all the files you want to get back. In the following I am ready to show the step-by-step guidelines to you.

These are common cases when you find the files in your iPod missing. Now, please don't hesitate to follow the below steps to recover iPod photos.

Part I: How to Extract Backup File and Recover iPod Files in Windows (with iPod)?

Part II: How to Extract Backup File and Recover iPod Files on Mac OS X(with iPod)?

Part III: How to Directly Scan and Recover Photos from iPod (without iPod)?

Part I: How to Recover iPod for Windows 8, 7, XP, or Vista?

Step 1: Select Backup File

This iPod Recovery Software is able to detect all iPod backup files as long as you sync your iPods (if you have more than one iPods) with iTunes. When you enter the main interface, all of the backup files are listed. Select one you'd like to recover and click "Start Scan".
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Step 2: Select Lost Files from iPod

Various file type can be recovered: Messages, Photos, and Notes. For example, select "Photos"and tick the photo files, and then click "Recover". And you are just one step away from recover iPod music.

Tips: Ticking the box in front of file type can select all files under this type.

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Step 3: Save Recovered Files

A windows pops up to remind you to specify a location where you save your recovered iPod files. Click "Save".
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Part II: How to Recover iPod Music for Mac OS X?

If you are running a Mac OS, and sadly lost your iPod data. Don't worry, there is iPod Recovery for Mac for you to recover iPod files. With the same simple steps as above, you will recover all your iPod data on Mac OS X.

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Part III: How to Directly Recover iPod Photos, Music from iPod?

To recover deleted photos from iPod directly, you need to download advanced iPod Data Recovery. Then connect your iPod to your computer.

Step 1: Enter the DFU Mode

Press "Home" and "Power" button at the same time when you click "Start",and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you. After 10 seconds passing, release "Power" and keep pressing "Home" for another 10 seconds.

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Step 2: Scan Deleted iPod Files

Then you will enter the DFU mode, click "Start Scan".

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Step 3: Preview and Select Lost iPod Files

After scanning, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Camera Roll or Photo Stream, and all the recoverable iPod files are listed here. Select the ones you need to recover. Click "Recover" and specify a location on your computer to save the recovered iPod files. Then hold "Home" and "Power" button until the Apple logo appears to exsit DFU mode.

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Note: If your iPod does not appear as a drive letter on your PC, please follow these instructions: In iTunes, right click on your iPod and select "iPod Options". Under the "iPod" tab, make a tick in "Enable Disk Use". Click OK. Unplug your iPod, then replug. Check out whether it works.

iPod Recovery works for all iDevices including iPod 5 and all iOS 6 devices. Use it to do iPod recovery after upgrade, if you lost data during the upgrading process.

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