iPod not showing on my desktop

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kenglade, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    I have a new (used) iPod touch and am working through the learning process. When I connect it, it doesn't show as a drive on my desktop. is that normal? I would prefer being able to see it so i can transfer some old CDs and audio books, I've found working through iTunes is a pain.
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    That is normal and if you want the applications on the iPod to see the stuff you listed that you want to transfer, you do need to go through iTunes.
  3. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    Darn. But thanks
  4. AppleDeviceUser macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2012
    You can only transfer media to an iPod through iTunes. For CD's all you have to do is open iTunes, put a CD into the computer, iTunes will then ask you if you want to import it click yes and when your finished set your iPod to sync all music.

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