this Instructables is for education purposes, and incase you need to recover your music, in no way should this be used to illegally obtain music. I also take no responsibility to any harm done to your computer or Ipod.**
All you need:
Ipod (I used an Ipod mini not sure if other models will work)
Step 1: Connect Ipod
Step 2: Terminal
This is pretty simple. We're ganna have to use the terminal to do this so go to applications>utilities>Terminal. Then copy and past this in without quotations "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE"
Then we need to relaunch finder, so hold the option key and hold the finder icon on your dock then a menu pops up, click relaunch.
Now you should see files that all have periods before their names that means their hidden files. (probably shouldn't mess with these too much unless you know what your doing).
Step 3: Ipod
Normally if we didnt unlock the hidden files all we would see would be something like calendar, notes, addresses. now we have a bunch of random files and folders. Now all Ipods may be different I happen to have an Ipod mini so I'll tell you how to do it with a mini.
Open the folder "ipod_control"
then open 'music"
Now you should have a group of folders all named something like F01, F02 or something. These are the folders that contain your music, when you open one up your ganna find all your music but with random names all in caps. dont worry when these files are opened they show the original name and artist
Step 4: Done