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Recently, my 120 GB iPod classic was not being recognised by my MacBook and kept prompting to reformat. I have done this many times before but make it a conscious effort to back up my files before I do so. I genuinely forgot about the folder I had saved on my iPod classic (when using it as a hard disk) and went ahead to reformat it. A week later I realised I forgot to back up my files but it was too late. I want to retrieve the files really badly as they were pictures/memories!

Is it possible to retrieve without paying for those softwares?

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If you are comfortable with the command line, try TestDisk

It's fairly intuitive for a command line program.

The basic steps are as follows:

  1. Download from above link.
  2. Extract download.
  3. Navigate to extracted folder in Terminal.
  4. Run ./testdisk
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: You may want to read the documentation before you do anything. The documentation links are about halfway down the page I linked previously. The instructions are for NTFS, but I imagine it will be a similar process for HFS.

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You can use Kernel for iPod Data Recovery Software, This software recover all lost deleted iPod data. It can supports all Apple models like iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Mini, iPod Touch, iPod Classic and etc.

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With the help of this iPod data recovery utility you can get back all your data and saved in working condition. Go for the free version to recover data.

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