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How to Recover Deleted iPod touch Files on Mac

Any hope to recover files from iPod touch?

There is a big chance to recover files from iPod touch, if you have ever use iTunes as your iPod touch manager. Being not only a data manager, iTunes can also automatically back up the content of every Apple device which has been synced with iTunes. Therefore, you are able to recover the lost files from iTunes backup files as long as you have ever synced them with iTunes before you lost them. Another chance is that you also can directly scan and recover files from your iPod touch, if you don't have a backup. Both ways are available for iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4.

How can you recover deleted files from the iPod touch?

The bad thing is that the backup file of iTunes is a .db file, which you can't access directly or take any content out of. In order to use the file, you need an intermediate tool which can help to recover deleted videos, photos, notes, contacts and calendar, etc. from your iPod touch backup file.

You can try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (for Windows users).

Both of the programs help you preview and recover all contents from the iTunes backup, such as photos, videos, SMS, notes and contacts, etc. It also supports the recovery of iPad and iPhone. Additionally, you can use the software to scan and recover data directly from the iPod touch 5/4, which is a powerful function.

Download the free trial version below to have a try.

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Now, let's try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) to recover files from iPod touch on Mac. Windows users can take the similar steps with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows).

Step1. Extract the iPod touch backup

Download and install the program on your Mac. Don't connect and sync your iPod touch with iTunes when you run this program, to prevent lost files from being overwritten. To start recovering, you need to select the "Recover from iTunes backup file" mode, and then all the backups of your device are displayed. Choose the one of your iPod touch that you want to extract and recover, and begin to "Start Scan".

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Step2. Recover deleted files from iPod touch

When all the contents of the backup are extracted, you can preview them all as original before the recovery. Then check those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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To avoid losing data from your iPod touch again, do remember to backup it on your computer well. If you don't have a backup file, don't worry. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS also allows you to directly recover files from iPod touch 5/4 without iTunes backup.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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Dr.Fone can find both your existing and deleted data from your device. If your deleted data has been overwritten, it won't be recoverable.
This doesn't work don't waste your time. It only shows the stuff you CURRENTLY have.
Then you need to make a purchase. The trial version only allows you to preview what you can get from your device.
I downloaded the free version, but it needs a registration code that I never received at all. What do I do?
Have you tried download a version of Dr.Fone for your iPod touch to have a try? If your device is an iPod touch 4G and Dr.Fone can recognize it, you can possibly scan your device directly with Dr.Fone to retrieve your data. Also, if you have iTunes backup file for your iPod touch (iPod touch 4G/5G), Dr.Fone is able to recover data from iTunes backup file too.
hi! I have an iPod touch 8G blocked in the recovery mode (with a message that has to be conneceted to iTunes although iTunes and my PC do not recognize it). Is this software usefull for my case? Thanks!
You can try recovering your iPod pictures from iTunes backup file if you have. Also if your iPod is an iPod touch 4G and it can still be recognized by your computer, you may try connecting it with your computer and running Dr.Fone to scan it.
Also I'd like to add, the computer won't even recognize it, it's telling me "ipod is in recovery mode" and that I need to restore it..
I have a question. I had over 4500 pics on my iTouch, but it won't turn on at all. Will this method still allow me to recover my pictures?
You can restore it from iTunes backup for your iPod touch 3G .