“iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPod [Touch 5g] “Dark Matter”. Go to the Summary tab in iPod preferences and click Restore to restore this iPod to factory Settings.”
“The software required for communication with the iPod is not installed correctly, and you must manually eject the iPod before each disconnect. Please reinstall iTunes  to install the iPod’s software.”
iPod Touch [iOS 7.0.4] is under devices. ‘Restore iPod…’ is only option.
I assume ‘factory settings’ means all Apps/Music etc deleted. I have current iTunes backup of Dark Matter, but not listed. iPod Touch seems to work OK except for empty playlists which started this process.
1. How to reinstall iTunes 11 [http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/?
2. How to restore iPod Touch from backup? Maybe no if 1. true?
3. If 1 is no-go Can I copy Apps from iTunes to Dark Matter? iTunes Music OK. All else [Notes, Contacts] in iCloud
This all started when iTunes 11 / OSX Mavericks booted and iTunes would not start and had to use power down reboot.
Ejected iPod Touch awaiting response to this query…