How Do I Make iPod appear on desktop?

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  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems as if my iPod Shuffle is only shown on the desktop while it's updating and then it immediately disappears from it. Is there any way to make the Shuffle stay on my desktop for as long as I have it plugged it to my USB port? Thanks.
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    have you set the preferences (from itunes) so that some of the shuffle's space is set aside for data? if so, it should remain on the desktop. in fact, i'm surprised it doesn't require you to eject it anyways... hmm
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    The only real purpose of doing this woulud be to use it as a hard drive. But iPod shuffles are so tiny, do you really want to use it as one?

    If so, plug in your iPod. When iTunes comes up and is done updating, select it in your source list, then g to the iTunes menu and select "preferences", click on iPod, and enable disk use at the bottom.

    EDIT: This is me just assuming that shuffles work the same as all other iPods.
     
  4. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I just did that and it works! Easy fix.
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Which? I didn't know there was a place to allocate a specific amount of space for file use.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    There is... for the iPod shuffle. You can adjust the amount of space for songs vs. data in the Preferences for it.
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Is that part of iTunes preferences or like a seperate thing all together? Never owned/used/touched an iPod Shuffle.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    It's part of the iTunes preferences. Here's a screenshot:
     

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  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, it's part of the iPod preferences in iTunes.

    Picture 1.png

    Edit: Missed it by that much...
     
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Quite a bit different from the iPod 60 preference pane...
     

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