I know of a few things that work for windows but none that work with macs. there ipodcopy and media four. But niether work for macs. My solution would be use a friend's pc that has xp or 2000, use one of those programs (ipodcopy has a free trail) and recover your music on their computer. MAKE A BACK UP!!!!!! from thier computer and then install it back onto your computer. Big hassle i know. But that's the only way I know how to do it. Also as an little extra advice....MAKE BACKUPS OF YOUR MUSIC!!!! lol You'll never have to worry about your computer crashing and losing your music or photos.
My hard drive crashed on my laptop (Mac iBook G4 with OSX- Tiger- 10.4.3) and I have an 4g ipod photo 60gb. Anyways, I am trying to find a way to transfer all of my music and photos back on to my laptop from my ipod. I know that there is a ton of software out there to transfer music from the ipod back to itunes. And so far the only hope that I have to transfer my photos back is from media four, but it doesn't seem to work with Apple's system so I don't know if there is any other software out there that would be able to assist in this. Any recommendations would be extremely helpful and appreciated. Also, any software preferences as to which software is best for transferring music from your ipod to your computer would be great too!