How to Recover Songs from iPod Classic

Part 1.Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Songs from iPod Classic?

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Hi, I have a problem about my iPod Classic. I got some songs from my friend and I deleted all of them before I had time to sync them with iTunes on my computer. I like those songs very much. Is it possible for me to get them back from my iPod Classic? Please do suggest. Thanks.

Songs on your iPod Classic can be lost in different scenarios, such as your deletion, device formatting, virus infection or system error. You must be very frustrated when facing this issue. But you don’t need to be too worried about it. You can possibly recover songs from iPod Classic if lost songs haven’t been overwritten by new data on iPod Classic, because they’re just marked as inaccessible data by your iPod Classic.

If you really want to recover deleted songs from iPod Classic, you need to stop using your iPod Classic as soon as songs are lost. Then you can look for a reliable iPod Classic recovery program in the Internet. Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is the best one for you. It’s able to recover deleted, formatted or corrupted songs from your iPod Classic in 3 simple steps. Besides, if you want to recover photos, videos or other files from iPod Classic, this program helps too.

You can download a trial version to recover music from iPod Classic now!

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Part 2.3 Steps to Recover Songs from iPod Classic

The program is totally compatible with both Windows PC and Mac, I’ll perform iPod Classic music recovery with Windows version.

Step 1 Select file type to recover music from iPod Classic

Launch Wondershare Data Recovery, select the type of files you want to recover. To recover deleted songs from iPod Classic, you can select “Audio” and next.

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Step 2 Scan your iPod Classic

After selecting recovery mode, the tool will detect and show partitions/drives on your computer. You can select the one for your iPod Classic and click “Start” button to begin scanning for lost songs on it.

Note: Please make sure you have connected your iPod Classic with computer.

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Step 3 Recover songs from iPod Classic

As soon as scanning finishes, found files of different types on your iPod Classic will be displayed in “File View” and “Tree View” categories.

You can view original names to check how many of lost songs can be recovered from your iPod Classic. Then you can select music files you need and hit on “Recover” to keep them on your computer.

Note: To prevent recovered songs from being overwritten, it’s forbidden to save the recovered files back to your iPod Classic immediately after recovery process.

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Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "disable System Integrity Protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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