Originally Posted by spaids
I have this problem and this is how I fix it. When Winamp is able to access all the songs on my ipod but the ipod by its self thinks is blank, I go to preferences, portables, advanced and then tell it to scan my device for gapless play back. After the scan my itunesdb seems to be repaired. I hope this trick really works and I'm not just lucky.
I joined this forum just to be able to post on this thread.
I had the same problem with an iPod classic. I normally use iTunes, but decided to try what opening my ipod in Winamp would be like. After I had doodled around in Winamp and disconnected my iPod, all songs had ''vanished'' from the iPod. (I suspect the problem arose when I connected my iPod and iTunes automatically opened up while Winamp was open. iTunes said it could no longer recognize my iPod)
I followed the fix by spaids and it worked fine.
I guess the lesson is to never have iTunes and Winamp open at the same time. (which means making sure to disable ''automatically open itunes when ipod is connected'' option)
Thanks for the fix guys, I thought my music was all GONE!!