iPod Shuffle Music Recovery on Mac

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks)

In the world of music, iPod has set a benchmark for music lovers to listen to music. It is a product of Apple Inc. It is a portable digital media player that is used for storing music files along with photos, videos, documents, audio books etc. It makes use of flash technology for storing media files. Apple has designed elegant products in iPod queue like the iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod classic, etc. Apple iPods are also being used as secondary storage devices in disk mode. In Mac, it supports HFS+ file format for storing media files on the iPod. In order to transfer music files, photos or videos between a Mac and iPod you need to use iTunes, which organizes digital photos, digital music and digital videos from your Mac. If you use finder on Mac to transfer songs or photos then you are enable to view those photos or play those songs. The synchronization from your Mac to iPod is the only process through which you can transfer songs or photos from Mac to iPod by using iTunes. Sometimes, due to several problems your media files might get deleted or lost from iPod. Then you should use reliable Mac Undelete software to retrieve lost and deleted media files.

Some chief few reasons for data loss from iPod Shuffle in Mac OS X are mentioned below:

  • Accidentally restore the data: Sometime, instead of updating your data if you accidentally restore the data in iPod then this may lead to data loss. Update operation will not erase the data, only it updates the application, which controls your iPod where as restore operation deletes complete data present on iPods leading to data loss.
  • iPod auto synchronization: Sometimes, accidentally auto synchronizing data on different computers may lead to data loss. iPod auto synchronization generates same copy of iTunes library. So, if you delete an audio file from the iTunes library then it will also delete on iPod thus leading to file loss.
  • File System Corruption: You might have come across an error like iTunes.exe-corrupt file, which does not allow you to access the media files from iPod. This error is generally occurred, when the file system of iPod is corrupted or damaged. File system is used for managing and manipulating data in organized manner. iPod supports both file systems of Windows as well as Macs. Storage location of data present on iPod is being represented by the file system.
  • Virus Attack: If some harmful malware or virus has corrupted the file system then it may not allow you to access the data present on the iPod. Virus might duplicate and rename your original file, which may result in loss of media files.

Therefore, to avoid all such problems, you must have a complete updated backup of files that will be helpful when data is lost for restoring it. If you do not possess a backup then, you can make use some effective iPod recovery software to retrieve lost and deleted files from iPods.This iPod recovery software can restore deleted files from MMC card and memory cards of various other types.

You can use Mac iPod Recovery software that is very effective in retrieving photos, songs, or videos. This software application is created with special built-in algorithms and can even recover photos from CF card, SD card, XD card and so on with ease. This software can also retrieve deleted or lost RAW images and video clips from different models of iPods like iPod nano, iPod Classic Mini and iPod shuffle. You are able to download the free demo version of the software and preview the restored result. This software supports HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 file systems and can execute Mac volume recovery. This application can also retrieve music files from itunes corrupted due to virus attack or due to some other issues. The software also support recovery of various types of hard drives and hence helps to restore Mac files from FireWire drives.

Steps to undelete iPods Shuffle songs on Mac:

Step 1: Download and install the demo version Mac iPod Recovery software. When you run the software, the main window is displayed as shown in figure 1.

Mac undelete main page

Figure 1 : Main Window

Step 2: Select "Recover files" option from the main window then from next screen, select "Recover Deleted Files" to restore files that have been deleted or select "Recover Lost Files" to retrieve files that have been lost as shown in figure 2.

Select recovery option screen

Figure 2 : Select retrieve options

Step 3: Select the drive and then click "Next". Select file types from next window; you can also skip this step by clicking "Skip" option as shown in figure 3.

Select file types screen

Figure 3 : Select file types

Step 4: The software starts scanning. After scanning is complete the retrieveed files are displayed as shown in figure 4. You can view retrieveed files using "Preview" option to evaluate recovery results.

View recovered data screen

Figure 4: View Recovered Files

Step 5: Select "Save Recovery Session" option to save scanned information. If you are satisfied with the obtained results then you can purchase the software. After purchasing the software, select "Open Recovery Session" option to reload scanned information and continue with the saving process.


For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
Mavericks and Yosemite (10.10) Users