Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by m4r71n1, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. m4r71n1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2005
    I just got my Imac... i got a 400 buck discount because of the new one that just came out today but anyway. I'm transfering files onto my mac via the shuffle and i have some of my songs and stuff on it's one gig memory and needa move them but whenever i plug in the shuffle the mac automatically goes to itunes. Cant i just get the files some other way?
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    You'll need a third party application to download the files off the shuffle (unless you just dragged them onto the shuffle outside of iTunes). I use Senuti, and it works great. A quick search will find it.
  3. m4r71n1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2005
    I don't know where?

    I don't know where the ipod shuffle is. I dragged and dropped on my PC but now i simply cannot find the files.
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.

    Limited time trial. If it makes our life easy, send them some money.

    If you want to transfer music via the shuffle, with out using iTunes, just drag folders containing your music files onto the shuffle via the Finder (osx) or Explorer(2k/XP).
  5. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Have you gone into iTunes, and checked off in the iPod/Shuffle area to use some of the space as just plain storage. That is how you are going to have to transfer the files, by using the shuffle not in iTunes, but as a little disk drive in the Finder and Windows Explorer. You can tell iTunes not to open up when the iPod or Shuffle is connected in this same area. If you have a network cable, crossover or normal, you can hook your Mac and PC directly, and share a folder on your PC and use the Finder to go get files from it. Its sometimes a little tricky, but you will be able to transfer files faster.

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