With a few mouse clicks and keystrokes, you can uncover the unseen files and locate your music.
By enabling the disk mode on the i Pod (see previous page), you can then search for the holy grail: a folder called ipod_control.
Plenty of third-party applications on the Web (free and for sale) will automatically extract the files in your i Pod without the heavy lifting.
Most of these will display your music in a clearer format than the ipod_control folder, making it easier to select individual tracks to transfer.
But any time it does release an i Pod software update, you should install it.