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iPod completely empty...seems to have erased itself


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#1 computergeek522

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:41 PM

I am currently having an absolute fit over here, and I have no idea what to do, so I'm hoping someone here will have some ideas.

I have an iPod (a 160GB Classic, which is currently on my bleeplist for reasons that will soon become clear.) I hate iTunes with the fire of a thousand suns, so I use Floola instead. I've never had a problem with it...until now (although to be perfectly fair, I don't know if Floola caused my issue, or if it's just my iPod deciding to go completely nuts on me.)

Anyway, tonight I added a ton of new music to it (about 4,500 songs.) Waited for them all to completely sync to the iPod, and for the program to give me a message that everything was done. Ejected the iPod, unplugged it from the USB....and shortly discovered that instead of the approximately 25,000 songs I should have, I now have.....zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

And now Floola's not working either; I keep getting a weird-ass error message, and then the whole program shuts down on me. I am so pissed you would not even believe it.

My question is this: Would there be some kind of backup "library" on my laptop somewhere that would contain all of my files, or am I screwed six ways from Sunday here? I'm kicking myself in the ass now for not creating a folder on my desktop in which to actually save my mp3s, but what's done is done (or, I should say, what's NOT done is NOT done, and I can't do anything about that now.)

Does anyone have ANY ideas as to what I could do, other than starting over from scratch and trying to get all of my music back the hard way? God, I am so pissed right now.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:48 PM

Hello, I am not the authority in this. But I was looking up info about it and found this //

http://www.floola.com/home/docs_troubleshooting/#

This means you own an iPod that requires entering a string called fwid (more about it follows in this section). When no song is shown on iPod but everything looks fine in Floola then your fwid is definitely wrong. You’ve either not selected a correct iPod generation or entered a wrong fwid. Carefully read what the fwid is and find out exactly what generation iPod you own, then start Floola as described in My iPod generation is wrong in the About window.


You may need to ask there for more info if noone here has a better idea.
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