Ipod doesn't show up in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harrycobbold, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. harrycobbold macrumors member

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    Have got an Ipod touch, so when i plug it in it opens up itunes as you would expect but it doesn't show up in finder. I have ticked the box in preferences to allow it to and it still wont show up... any idea's?
    Thanks Harry :p:apple:
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    To clarify:
    You checked the box which allows Disk management in iTunes?
     
  3. harrycobbold thread starter macrumors member

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    no, the one in finder's preferences that says: "CD's,DVD's and Ipods" in finder, so that the ipod will so up in the finder :confused:
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    If you want it to show up in the finder I am pretty sure you also need to tick the box in iTunes as per the first reply
     
  5. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC, the iPod Touch does not allow itself to be used as disk space like previous iPod revisions (and therefore will not show up in the Finder). All the "Manually manage music and videos" option does is allow you to drag and drop music to and from the iPod. If you want to store files on the iPod Touch you'll need a third-party program to do so.
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, check the box in iTunes to allow the Disk feature.
     
  7. harrycobbold thread starter macrumors member

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    ok.. sorry but.. im pretty new to mac, where in the itunes preferences will I find the box to tick? ;)
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    wow that's a lot of misinformation for one thread. The iPod touch does not do disk mode. No, it won't show up in the Finder, you can't drag files to it like disk mode iPods.
     
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  10. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    So does the Touch work as an external disk??

    Does the iPhone do this too?

    Sorry - Forget that. Just read the couple of posts above this which appeared whilst I was writing my post!
     
  11. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    No and no
     
  12. devburke Guest

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    Not by itself, but there are apps that allow this, such as Air Sharing. Since they're third party, they work as wireless hard drives, so you can't transfer to them with USB. I can vouch for Air Sharing though, it works fantastically, and has Bonjour support and a web server, so you can even just get to it through Safari's Bonjour menu and access the files.
     
  13. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    A lot of the newer Nikon DSLR use the same type of disk mount as iTouch. It's annoying to say the least.
     

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