So last night, I decide to upload the new Interpol CD onto my iPod. After plugging the iPod to my computer via the USB 2.0 cable, and starting iTunes, nothing happens. “Hmmm”, I say to myself, as I remove the cable and try again. Nothing happens. The third time, I restart the iPod (by holding and pressing the Menu and the center button), now this time iTunes pops up a message, which in a nutshell said, “Oh hmmm, seems like your iPod is, well too lazy to wakeup, so I’m going to have to tell you to restore ur iPod ummmmmmm k?”. Now, restoring an iPod has one downside. It deletes all your files!! I unplugged my iPod and looked in it for all my music. It said that I had only 19 songs!
Panic strikes in. Sweat starts to form up. I had 17 gigs of music on there, thats around 4,000 songs. Songs that I’ve been collecting since I was 12! So naturally, I call up my best friend. Yeah, he can help me, he knows everything. So I open up a browser, and there he is, as usual. Google.com. I frantically type in “restore ipod without loosing music”. And of course, sometimes my best friend knows a little too much. coz he returns more than a million results.
After messing around with some of the programs, I realized that I can still see my iPod as an external hard-drive in “My Computer”. After snooping around, lo behold, all my songs are in there in hidden folders! My heart starts to light up. Next step, is to make up 18 gigs of space to copy all my stuff to my hard-drive, restore the iPod, and then copy it all back. It worked perfectly. And I have all my music back.
Seriously, if this had happened with like my computer or something, I would have thrown the computer out the window. But you can’‘t do that to an iPod. I mean its so cute. It just sits there in its little white case, and looks pretty. Damn you apple!