I recently had to wipe my laptop and reset to factory settings, and in the process lost all my music. I wasn't worried because I knew it was all backed up on my ipod. After I got everything up and running again, I transferred everything from the ipod_control folder (I think that's what is was called?) back into itunes and had itunes reorganize everything. My problem is that there are a couple hundred songs where the metadata isn't showing up. I've also tried other third party software like CopyTrans and Syncios and I'm still having the same issues. What's throwing me off is that none of the music on my ipod is having any issues with the metadata. Of the 5000+ songs, every single one has artist info, album info, etc. Is there anyway I can get an exact replica of my ipod's library back onto my laptop? It would seem to me that if the ipod is showing every song with an artist/album/etc then all that info must be embedded in the file somewhere. There is just an issue during the transfer process or itunes is having trouble finding it? Any help is greatly appreciated.