My 60G video iPod erased itself. I don't have my files on iTunes because (a) the computer that contained them was stolen last month and (b) the hard drive backup just died yesterday, just after I retrieved it from storage ... and the day after my iPod erased itself. The iPod has absolutely nothing on it, so it can't have accidentally synced with the new computer (which has a few mp3s on it). Reset does nothing; I don't want to restore yet, obviously. All iTunes software on iPod and iTunes was and is up to date. The iPod has all its folders and acts normal, other than the complete lack of files. When I plug it into the Powerbook, iTunes and the Finder both recognize it as an iPod. But iTunes says it can't read any files from stegosaurus (my name for the ipod) and then proceeds to rename it as generic, blank IPOD. So does anyone know how to recover files from the iPod? I have applecare, but want to assess options before I give it up for service. I've seen some software from $50--but it has all been reviewed badly. Please tell me if you've used one successfully. thanks!