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Does anyone here know if it is possible to view and access whatever 'hidden' files may exist on an iPod Classic 160Gb, when that iPod is connected to an Mac Mini (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5)?
I already know that it IS (or was) possible when connecting the same iPod to a Windows Vista PC.
Unfortunately, I no longer have access to a working Windows PC, since I use a Mac Mini.
The 'hidden file' in question is the 'iPod Controls' folder which contains all of the song files on the iPod but apparently NONE of the info like names of tracks, artists, albums, genre, etc
This folder IS viewable AND accessible, if the iPod is connected using an Apple Charge & Sync cable, to the usb port on a Verbatim Wireless Mediashare device, and then the Verbatim device is connected (via its own wifi signal) to ANY iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, (or Android) device, or Windows pc, that has the Verbatim Wireless Mediashare app installed. You then just open the app on the iOS or android device, or Windows pc, and go into iPod controls, to find whatever music files you need access to.
ALL of these songs are then playable, and can also be cut & pasted and/or copied & pasted in either direction between the iPod Classic and any iOS or Android device (or windows pc) that has the Verbatim Wireless Mediashare device app installed.
But this causes a problem because ALL music files and the folders that they are in, are NOT named or organised as they are in iTunes, when accessing these music files on the iPod Classic from within 'iPod Controls', when using the Mediashare app on either the iOS device or windows pc. They have names like BBZQTRG.mpa or similar, so NONE of the 8700+ song files are individually identifiable.
I have not used the Android version of this app as I don't own or use any Android device.
The original music library that these songs came from was created (by importing EVERY SINGLE ONE of the 8700+ songs from cd's which I purchased in a music store) on a windows vista pc which I no longer have access to because it no longer exists - there fore neither does this music library.
I also no longer have access to 180-200 of the 350+ cd's used to import these songs since they 'went missing' (or were stolen) during a house move. Therefore about 3000+ songs are now only on my iPod Classic.
The reason for needing access to 'iPod Controls' on the iPod, is so that I can copy & paste ALL of these 8700+ songs onto my Mac Mini so they can be individually identified in order to find the 'missing' 3000+ songs in order to put them back into iTunes.
If the iPod is able to be connected to the Mac Mini - as an external storage device - I think that the 'iPod Controls' folder is still hidden.
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Any help in this matter will be very gratefully received.
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Posted on Nov 13, 2015 3:52 PM