How do I turn iPod "disk use" mode OFF?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2003
    When I see my iPod management screen in iTunes, the "enable disk use" box is checked, but the check box is grayed out so that I can't uncheck it. How do I turn off disk mode?

    So I have to trash every file and folder on it through the finder first? In the finder it shows no files on the iPod except for the ones it created automatically. It shows the empty folders it automatically created, the calendar.ics files that it auto created when I once turned on the Sync Calendars option in iTunes (which is now turned off), and the instructions file it auto created in the Notes folder. Should I select all and trash them in order to turn disk mode off?
  2. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2003
    I found the solution, but encountered a huge interface bug in the process that prevents me from being able to do it.

    iTunes help document says:

    That's fine, except when I click to uncheck "manually manage songs and playlists" it says "Are you sure? This will replace all content on your iPod with stuff from your iTunes library," which is definitely not what I want to do. So I go to my iPod's Music subtab where there is an option to choose whether iTunes will automatically manage (i.e. replace) all the iPod's songs, or just the playlists. But it's currently set to sync "All songs" instead of just "selected playlists," but it won't let me change that setting until I turn on the "sync music" checkbox, which warns me that proceeding will replace all the songs on my iPod! Arg!

    Man, iTunes sucks!

    Someone please tell me there's a simple way around this!

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  3. macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    This sounds just like a bug that will have to be fixed, hopefully this will be addressed in the next update which should be out by the 15th.

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