It's easy to forget that every man-made device – even one as nifty as the Apple iPod – has its faults. One day it's working fine. The next, it won't boot up without a full system restore. Or perhaps a friend mistakenly synchronizes your iPod with his computer. A mere two clicks of the mouse is all it takes to lose your precious music and settings.
Making regular back-ups is essential (so you are told) but you didn't make them, and now you're here. Luckily it's not as hopeless as it might seem. Using Disk Drill, iPod data recovery software for Mac OS X, it's remarkably easy to recover songs and videos that have been recently deleted. Read on for a quick overview. For detailed tutorials, see How to Install Disk Drill and How to Recover Lost Files with Disk Drill Basic in the CleverFiles Knowledgebase.
P.S. IMPORTANT: Starting with Disk Drill 3, iOS-enabled iPod Touch devices are also supported for data recovery. Though the recovery process is different for touch and classic non-iOS iPods, Disk Drill attempts to ensure the highest recovery rate possible. So, at this time you can recover iPod data from the iPod Touch, Classic, Nano, Shuffle and Mini.