How to Recover Deleted Video fom iPod?
Accidentally deleted some valuable videos off your iPod? Maybe you lost all your files due to corruption or you auto synced on a different computer ?
Here are some common situations that many iPod users face who wish to recover deleted video from iPod:
- You plugged your iPod into a computer, iTunes started up and you watched all the videos and files on your iPod suddenly disappear.
- Or you re-installed windows plugged your iPod in, let iTunes start up and all the videos were gone.
- Or another classic case is you connected your iPod to a friend's computer, iTunes started up and all your videos were gone and you were updated with your friend's iTunes.
Well whatever situation you are in, there is no need to worry, the videos and files that you haven't been lost and can still be recovered! Here's a guide to recover deleted iPod videos.
Guide: How to Recover Deleted Video from iPod?
Losing the entire contents of your iTunes library can be disastrous. With early versions of iTunes, the crashing of a hard drive typically meant the loss of purchased videos. Later versions of the program, however, allow you to recover video from your iPod and import them back into your iTunes library. Here is how.
Step 1: Download the latest version of iTunes if your computer isn't already running it.
Step 2: Hold down your computer's "Shift" and "Control" keys if you are running Windows. Hold down "Command" and "Option" if you are using a Mac. Connect your iPod and release the keys only when you see your iPod appear in iTunes. This prevents your iPod from automatically syncing to the iTunes library.
Step 3: Authorize the iTunes account to accept transferred content if you bought your music and videos with a different computer. Select "Store" from the iTunes menu and then select "Authorize Computer." Enter your user name and password.
Step 4: Select "File" and then "Transfer Purchases."
Step 5: Click the "Transfer Purchases" button in the automatic synchronization warning that pops up. This transfers all your purchased content back into the iTunes library.
Step 6: Recover deleted video and all the data on your iPod by selecting "Removable Disk (E:)" in Windows Explorer or Finder on a Mac. Use this option if you are recovering data that wasn't purchased in iTunes.
Step 7: Enable your computer's hidden folders by selecting "Tools," then "Folder Options" and clicking "Show Hidden Files and Folders" in Windows. In Mac OS X, open "Terminal" under the "Applications/Utilities" folder and type "'defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE'." Hit "Return" and type "'killall Finder'."
Step 8: Open the "iPod_Control" folder in your "E: Drive." All of your iPod's content is stored in the "Movie" folder. Once you have confirmed you can read this folder, go back into iTunes.
Step 9: Check the "Copy Files to iTunes Movie Folder When Adding to Library" box if it's unselected in "Advanced Preferences."
Step 10: Import your iPod's movie folder by selecting "File" and "Add Folder to Library" in Windows or "Add to Library" on a Mac.
Done! Retrieve deleted iPod videos now. Don't forget to make a iPod backup this time.
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