How to recover iPod files

Important:

Do Not Connect your iPod to iTunes

Why? The default setting in iTunes when an iPod is connected is to "auto-sync" the play list. This means that iTunes will try and write it's list of songs to your iPod.

It is important when performing iPod data recovery not to write new data to iPod drive unless it is necessary to do so.

Do not connect to iTunes unless we specifically give instructions to do so.