Music won't show up but is still on iPod // 80GB 5G iPod

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  1. soft27

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  2. deasley

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    I have used wind solutions from www.copytrans.net with good success. It does cost 19.99 but seems to be worth it. you can transfer 100 songs with the free download trial version to see if it works before purchasing.
     
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    Didn't work for me either. I can find the 'itunesDB' hidden file, but not the 'itunes.old_mlpmp' file. Floola didn't show any of the music stored on the ipod. itunes comes up with a message telling me I need to restore my ipod to factory settings. This sucks. Someone please help!
     
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    WOW, thank you very much. This saved my life, I had tried to use my Ipod with winamp and when I unplugged the Ipod I couldn't see the music.
    I knew it was still there... thanks to you I got it all back! TKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I have - I think - the same problem.
    my Ipod (generation 6.0, 80 GB) is windows-formated, but I'm using a mac by now.
    my old computer died, or the hard drive or both and I didn't manage to copy all the music from my iPod to the mac, for example it didn't copy songs/albums that started with "..." or with other special characters.. or songs that had the same name and artist (although different versions). I wanted to fix it when I had internet, because I hadn't for the first half year, but when I had internet, my computer was updating over night with the ipod plugged in and after the night the music wasn't showing up anymore..

    I couldn't and still can't find any itunesDB.old_mlpmp, discutility didn't help(maybe I would need a windows computer for that?)

    I'm not sure if floola would work and I have one other idea, but I have no idea if that could even work, or make my iPod even worse. Maybe someone can help me with that one

    I copied all the music in the hidden folders onto my hard drive to try to copy them into iTunes, unfortunately many songs ended up there with the names the iPod gave them, like ADAC.mp3, so that solution was not "that" amazing (I still have all the songs, but identifying and renaming a couple of hundred songs doesn't sound good).
    However there was a problem with copying some files, after which the copying always stopped. I also wasn't able to play these files correctly, it were all podcasts from the same TV-channel, maybe just from one series. There was no problem with these podcasts that I copied half a year earlier to my mac. I assume that these files on my iPod are somehow corrupted.
    I read somewhere that this problem can be caused by the hard drive or some files going corrupt. (It happened last October and I can't find where I read it).

    Does anyone have an idea if it could help when I replace the not-working-podcast-files with (renamed) working ones, or could it probably kill my iPod even more? (ideal would be getting all the songs with their real names back)
    I assume it's not a good idea just to delete the non-working files, as the iPod wouldn't know where these files are (in case the library is still complete and working)

    Does anyone has an idea if replacing the files could make other solutions impossible. Or do you reckon my iPod is beyond recovery anyway?

    I hope someone has any idea, I really would like my iPod back (and spending £100+ for an outdated model isn't really appealing, the others have too many features I don't need and too less capacity)
     
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    Just follow dude's previous steps, but instead of switching current iTunesDB (the newly corrupted one) with iTunesDB_old or whatever (because it's not there), switch out iTunesDB with TempDB. So new steps would be:

    1) Plug your Ipod into your pc
    2) Find the Ipod in Windows Explorer
    3) "Unhide" Hidden files & Folders in Windows
    4) In one of the ipod's hidden folders, locate "itunesDB" and an "itunesDB.old_mlpmp"
    5) Rename "itunesDB" to "itunesDB.old" (this is the newly corrupted DB), and rename "TempDB" to "itunesDB" (no file extention). This restores the automatic backup of your DB that Apple doesn't seem to think we need to know about...
     
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    I am having the same problem but I do not have the itunesdb.old_mlpmp. PLease help.

     
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    Please notice that this thread was started more than 6 years ago, and iTunes was substantially different, compared to what it is now.
    I don't have access to iTunes on a Windows system, so it's possible that the file is no longer named itunesDB with newer versions of iTunes.
    You should find what you are looking for in the iTunes folder. This article describes where that folder is located.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1391
     
  9. Applewhyyougottabesorude

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    Hey Everyone! So it's 2017. I'm probably the only person still using a iPod 120GB but I ran into this problem on Monday. After searching different forums for hours this one was the most helpful but what I did was different.

    I have a MAC Book Pro Running OS X 10.11.6
    My ipod was running software 2.0.1 when all my music went to Other
    So Here We Go!

    1) Plug in your Ipod
    2) Show hidden characters by using the terminal program then pasting in:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
    After that line put in:
    killall Finder
    (here's a guide for that)
    3) Now double click on your Ipod icon on the desktop. A finder window should pop up with your Ipods content.
    4) Ipod_Control Should be visible as a hidden folder there now.
    5) Inside that folder should be a folder that says Music.
    6)There's all your music! What I did was make a copy of that whole folder to my desktop before importing them and then manually, by folder, import the songs. They don't look like normal song files but when you import them into Itunes, double click them, they should show up as normal songs with all info!

    This took a good two hours to do. The first time a lot of songs were missing. Not sure if it was from me importing songs from each folder before it had enough time to import one folder at a time or if i just missed folders by mistake. I now have my 6,000 songs back though and will be backing them up this time.

    Best of luck!
     
    #29 Applewhyyougottabesorude, Mar 23, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017

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