Any hope to recover files from iPod touch?
If you have ever sync your iPod touch data with iTunes before you lost your files, you have a big chance to recover data from iPod touch. Hence, you can recover the lost data from iTunes backup files. 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 to recover lost files from the iPod touch?
Actually, you should know that the backup file of iTunes is a .db file, which you can't access directly or take any content out of. To use the file, an intermediate tool is needed here, which can help you to recover your lost contacts, photos, videos, notes and calendar, etc. from your iPod touch backup file.
Both of the programs allow you to preview and recover all contents from the iTunes backup, such as contacts, SMS, photos, videos, and notes, 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.
Now, let's try iPhone/iPad/iPod Recovery (Mac) to recover files from iPod touch on Mac. Windows users can take the similar steps with iPhone/iPad/iPod Recovery.
Download and install the program on your Mac. Please don't connect and sync your iPod touch with iTunes when you run this program, to prevent lost file from being overwritten. To start recovering, you need to select recovery mode first.
If you don't make a backup before, you can choose "Recover from iOS Device", then you can start scan your iPod touch.
Select "Recover from iTunes backup file" mode when all the backups of your device type are displayed. Choose the one of your iPod touch that you want to extract and recover, and begin to click "Start Scan" button.
When all the contents of the backup are extracted, you can preview them all as original before the recovery. Then select the file that you want to restore, and then click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.
Important Note: 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. iPhone/iPad/iPod Recovery also allows you to directly recover data from iPod touch 5/4 without iTunes backup.