?Is your iPod displaying a sad iPod icon on startup? Are you unable to access stored data from your iPod disk? This behavior of iPod is caused by various issues, which lead to critical data loss. The stored photos, songs, videos, graphic files, and podcasts can not be accessed from your iPod disk. In such circumstances, you are required to restore your valuable files from the most recent backup. In case if the backup is not available or not updated, you need to opt for iPod Recovery solutions through appropriated tools. Sometimes, upon starting your iPod, you might encounter any of the below scenarios with a sad iPod icon on your iPod startup screen: iPod can not be recognized by the iTunes (an interface for managing contents on Apple iPod). iPod can not be recognized in Mac OS X's Finder (application for overall management of the files, hard drive, network volumes, and launching of applications) or Microsoft Windows' Windows Explorer (a graphical user interface application for file management, accessing file systems, and hard drive partitions) This behavior of your iPod renders all your valuable files, on the iPod disk, inaccessible. In order to gain access of such files, you need to find out the cause of this problem and go for iPod Data Recovery by sorting out this problem. Grounds of the issue: You iPod may display sad icon on startup if one or more of its significant data structures are corrupted. The corruption may occur due to a number of reasons, such as incomplete application installation, virus infection, and failed update. After corruption to the data structures of iPod disk, iPod can not find stored files on disk. Such information is required for iPod to start. Resolution: You can try out following things to fix this issue: Charge iPod Battery Update iPod Software Verify that "Hold" Button is On Restore Factory Settings of your iPod You should restore the factory settings of your iPod as a last resort as it removes all the data from iPod disk. In such cases, iPod Recovery Software come for your rescue. The software use efficient scanning techniques to carry out in-depth scan of entire iPod disk and extract all lost pictures, podcasts, documents, songs, and videos. They iPod recovery in quick, safe and easy manner. Stellar Phoenix iPod Recovery is the most advanced solution to get your mission critical data back from iPod disk. The software is available for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, in different versions. It is compatible with iPod Classic, and iPod Shuffle.