aplications stored on harddrive

Discussion in 'iPod' started by onemacmini, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. onemacmini macrumors 6502

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    can i store software on my ipod to stop it eating up my mac mini's harddrive. is there any way i can put applications on it. and any other ideas
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Enable Disk Use in the iPod Preferences. I don't recommend moving apps outside of the Applications folder however feel free to drag other files. Apps aren't generally very large anyway plus the iPod has a slow, portable hard drive that shouldn't be overworked. If you have Garageband, move the loops to the iPod.

    You may be interested in this thread. :)
     
  3. onemacmini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will putting the loops on my ipod mess up garageband???? and and other tips to save space using my ipod.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I've never moved my loops but if Garageband doesn't let you manually find them (which it should) then you can always keep them on the iPod and temporarily put them back on the mini when needed.

    Try Monolingual to get rid of many unwanted language files too.
     
  5. onemacmini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can i store a file on my ipod but when i plug it in it will appear on the desktop seperate to the ipod ????
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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    As far as I know, no. When you plug your iPod in (when it has files on it), it behaves the same as a flash drive/memory stick etc. You have to go into the disk to active/use any of the files/apps on it. If space is becoming a big issue, perhaps you should look into getting an external hard drive.
     

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