Originally Posted by Mikey122687
So after a format of my HD and i reinstall Itunes. I can't sync my ipod with Itune without having to erase it and redo everything all over. Is there a way for me to sync my ipod without having to erase everything?
Don't worry, you're not screwed. Plug the ipod into your computer, and kill itunes immediately when it starts (if it automatically starts). Then navigate to the ipod in my computer, open it up and navigate to the "ipod data" or "ipod control" folder (or something like that--I can't actually check 'cause I don't have my cord with my at the moment). There, you should find a bunch of hidden folders, labeled F01 through Fxx (sometimes xx=40)--copy these to a folder on your desktop, and disconnect your ipod. Then, open up itunes, and drag that "ipod data" folder to your ipod library, and it will automatically copy/import the songs (preserving any id3 tags and song data info).
You'll have to re-make your playlists unfortunately, but this will get you your songs at least. Good luck!