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I had a HFS+ formatted iPod and a Windows PC. I used a HFS+ driver to copy everything to my Windows partion, and then formatted the iPod for Windows.

All the files in the iPod directory are strangely named. Is there a way to restore it to how it was so the songs and playlists will be recognized?

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Loading the mp3 / m4a files into iTunes will recreate the music dircetory structure using the ID3 tags embedded in the files.

As for any other content you may have, well that's anyone's guess.

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I can't even find the directory containing music? Should I delete everything except the music and just let it recreate everything? What about photos? – Jay White Mar 1 '11 at 20:00
By default the content folder is hidden. On my iPod Classic 160Gig it's located in \iPod_Control\Music\F[xx][xxx].mp3 – Majenko Mar 1 '11 at 20:17

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