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How can I unlock ipod hard drive

January 20, 2021 at 16:43:29
Specs: Windows 10, i5 8gb
Toshiba hard drive ex-iPod 5.5 not detected on pc. Drive not recognised by Windows 10 but in Device Manager the drive is listed with the correct Toshiba number.

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#1
January 20, 2021 at 17:44:41
Does it show in Disk Management?

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#2
January 20, 2021 at 21:18:24
Apple storage devices use the APFS file system. It can't be natively read by Windows. There might be third party software that can read it.

https://support.apple.com/guide/dep...

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#3
January 21, 2021 at 00:42:26
It all depends upon the age of the iPod. Older ones used HFS, but could be reformatted as FAT32, newer ones use FAT32. As you can't read it, I presume it's HFS. You can get a driver here to let you read HFS disks: https://www.paragon-software.com/ho...

APFS is a very new file system that can be used on iPods, but would not be supported on a 5th generation one. But, just in case, here's the appropriate driver: https://www.paragon-software.com/ho...


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#4
January 25, 2021 at 14:51:07
Hi, I have tried programs for APFS and HFS but neither will read drive. Disk Management and Windows Admin Powershell will only list disk 0 not 0 and 1 as hoped. I have used a Startech.com copier/cleaner/usb3 box to attempt complete erasure of the drive. Appears to work for about 20 mins then indicates cleaning has failed.
I think that I have tried all you kind members have suggested but with no luck. Apple seems to have locked this drive for some unknown reason.
Is there anything else I might try please?

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#5
January 25, 2021 at 15:07:00
Do you have anyone nearby with a Mac? They may be able access and format afresh?

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#6
January 26, 2021 at 06:25:07
Hi trvlr, we all seem to be PC users as far as I am aware. Thank you for the thought.

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#7
January 26, 2021 at 06:37:55
Ws this drive OK - functioning properly - in its original home?

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