How To Use IPod As An External Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yofy, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. yofy macrumors newbie

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    #1
    someone showed me once, but when he did, the ipod icon was on the desktop. now, when i try to do it, the ipod icon the desktop is not there. (its there for the first few seconds when i plud in my ipod)

    and after i get that fixed, do i just drag my item and dop it on the icon?

    please help!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    go to preferences in iTunes (have your iPod connected)

    and click enable disk use.

    you have to remember to eject it, though.

    other than that, rock on with your external HD iPod.
     
  4. neffedo macrumors member

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    I've wondering how to do this, too! Thanks for posting. Oh, and if the iPod is used for external HD, do you have to change the settings in order for it to be able to play music again?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. It just means you have to manually eject it each time you want to unplug it. This is pretty easy, you can just press the eject button next to its icon in iTunes or eject it like you would a normal disk in OSX (through Finder) or Windows (through Explorer) depending on which OS you are using. :)
     

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