iPodRip saved my life! Or at least a few days of it. My desktop crashed and I had to rebuild it. I didn’t have a backup of my iTunes database so I had lost a good weeks worth of work rating and categorizing my music – not to mention the play counts I had established! Using iPodRip I was able to restore everything!
The above quote sound extreme familiar to me. The hard drive of my notebook crashed and without having the latest backup of the iTune database, the only hope is therefore my Ipod. Tried a few softwares that aim to restore the iTune database and found that Ipod Rip is simply the best one around.
The restore process was simple. Download and install Ipod Rip and from there I set the preference to have the ipod data restore to my iTune directory and just click Import ALL. The import process of copying file took about an hour. While the Ipod Rip was not able to update iTune successfully but this was solved by just adding the iTune folder to Ipod Library and that was it.