iPod mini drive not recognised in windows explorer

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iPod fanatic, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. iPod fanatic macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2006
    i only have had this problem since i upgraded the software on my ipod, and now i wished i hadnt.

    the ipod displays fine in itunes, but only shows up in windows explorer while it is charging or being updated (for very limited amount of time).

    i use my iPod as a usb drive, so can carry my work on it; use one device rather than two. at thbis moment i have to be really quick to get work on and off, before the computer says that there is no drive e:

    is this a new strategy apple are taking? as my friends with a nano and a 5th gen are having the same problem.\is it a bug in the new software? in either case i hope that they sort it. i am considering updated my iPod, i may choose a Zen instead if dont have access to the drive!

    sorry bout the ranting- but if anyone can help me, please can you reply.

  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    Have you reset the iPod?

    Have you reformatted the iPod?

    Why haven't you gone to the iPod 101 website?

    why are you using windows?:p :D

    I have no problems with the latest software on any computers I use.

    which includes two powerbooks and a powermac
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have you Enabled Disk Usage in the iPod Preferences within iTunes? :)
  4. iPod fanatic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2006
    i have reset it and it didnt work

    i am using windows cos i am a poor student who cannot afford a mac with a decent spec (eventhough i want one)- windows will do for the time being.

    i will try enable disk use.

    thanks for the reply

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