iPod as Hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cleo, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    My 10gb iPod arrived this morning - yay! However, being a moron, I can't figure out the most basic of questions.

    How do I use my iPod as a portable hard drive? I know it's got to be simple, but like I said, I can be a moron at times. :)
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    in itunes there is a preference setting somewhere...i don't know off-hand since i don't have my own ipod...but from what i remember using one before it was in itunes that i had to change that setting.
     
  3. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Ah. OK. For the benefit of anyone who searches for this in the future:

    Select iPod in iTunes source list
    Click the little iPod button down by the equalizer
    Select "Use as hard drive"

    Kind of roundabout, but I guess it works... :D
     
  4. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    Once you set it up as a Hard Drive, you can just drag and drop items onto your iPod's icon:D
     
  5. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    can you drag songs onto it and back off? or do you need one of those programs..if so, which program is good?...I plan on doing a clean install and it would be great to back everything to the pod instead of burning cd's...
     
  6. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    cummon people...I would if possible like to do it today before I go away tomorrow...pleeeze?
     
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    This is one of those times I would have wanted to stay up until midnight...

    or be on the net until then. :D


    Yes, you can transfer your songs straight from iTunes to your iPod and back.

    [​IMG] But...

    To transfer songs from your iPod to your computer, download this program:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=15951&db=mac
     

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