iPod mini drive not recognised in windows explorer

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

  1. iPod fanatic macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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.

    thanks
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    #2
    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

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

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    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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