iPod for Storage Checklist Use your iPod for Storage Store files and folders on your iPod instead (or in addition to) your computer hard drive. Ensure you have enough space on your ipod for the items you want to store. Configure your iPod with your computer, store and save Your iPod is now a portable storage device. You may want to put the files for transfer in one folder on your desktop This will make file transfer even easier. Necessary Tools Your ipod The iPod USB cord (this comes with your iPod) The computer/laptop that you use for downloading all your iPod music, movies, and files. Set up Open iTunes. Double-click the iTunes icon on your desktop This will bring you to the iTunes screen. If you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer, go to the Apple website and download. Connect ipod USB cord to your computer and your iPod. You will see a flashing message on your iPod screen Do not disconnect your iPod. Configure your iPod ;The iPod will appear on your computer screen. Click on it, and select “Enable disc use ” This will allow you to use your iPod as a regular mass storage device. The same configuration process is used for an iPod Shuffle, but first determine the amount of space available for file storage. Close iTunes Once iPod has been configured, close iTunes. Make sure not to disconnect the iPod from the computer at this point. You can now launch the iPod drive. Access the iPod Drive Click on the iPod icon on your computer desktop screen. You can also access the drive through "My Computer " Click the Start button, click "My Computer," and then click on the iPod drive. Create Folders Create folders for your iPod in order to save the necessary information you want to store Make as many folders as you will need, and make sure they are labeled properly. Transferring Files Locate the folder where your files are saved. Highlight by right-clicking on the files. Select Copy (CTRL+C) for the highlighted files. Go to the destination folder and right-click. Select Paste (CTRL+V) to save the files in the folder, or use the drag-and-drop method. Ensure all the files you selected for transfer are saved in the destination folder If any files are missing, repeat the copy-paste or drag-and-drop method. Disconnecting your iPod Once the process is completed, disconnect the device from your computer. Eject the device from your computer by right-clicking on the iPod icon, and selecting "Eject." Carefully unplug the device from your computer. Accessing your Files Connect your iPod to a computer Access the iPod drive through the iPod icon or start menu. Open the folder containing saved files. Click on the files you want to view or work with Select the correct computer program (Word,Office, Excel, etc). Delete any unwanted files by right clicking and selecting delete, or drag and drop to your desktop recycle bin or another folder location.
It's not just for music...it's a portable file cabinet for important files.You can use your iPod as a storage device for files, documents, and other media. Our iPod for Storage Checklist shows you how to do it, with simple instructions anyone can follow.
Be aware that if you have music saved on your iPod and you connect it to a computer that does not have your iTunes library, your music/media library on your iPod will be erased. It can only be re-downloaded onto your iPod from the computer containing your music and media files.
Never disconnect your iPod while the warning icon is flashing. Always disconnect (select "eject device") through the start menu or via the iPod icon before manually unplugging the device from your computer.
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