My PC not showing ipod as drive when connected to USB

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  1. Pigchild

    Pigchild Ancient Guru

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    My girlfriend wanted me to put about 60 MP3 file songs on her ipod. (I think it's a somewhat older ipod mini because it's rather small and takes the old style blade jack.)

    Anyway, when the ipod is turned on and I plug it in to USB my PC it doesn't pick up anything of it being connected as it would a thumb drive or any other device. I have searched in devices also and it's just not there. I did download iTunes (which I hate) and moved the files to the iTunes library, but this stupid ipod will not show up on my PC no matter what I try. I have Win 7 64 bit. Can anyone give me some ideas to try??? PLEASE.
     
  2. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    Same on rear USB ports as front?
     
  3. 321Boom

    321Boom Member Guru

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    Did you try soft-resetting the iPod, then connecting it to the USB? It only takes a few seconds and might be worth a shot, it really helps when my iPod freezes up on me. On my model (4th gen with the clickwheel) it's holding down the Menu and center button for around 8 seconds, and the Apple logo will show up. I've never lost any data that's on it after a soft-reset either. Check here for methods of resetting different types of iPods, I don't know exactly which model you have: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/...-to-restart-frozen-begin-troubleshooting.html

    Best of luck.
     
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    I have never owned an iPod in my life and I'd rather be dead than doing so, but since when do iPods allow their use as a mass storage device?
    From what I gather, iPods have historically been closed devices, whose contents are only accessible via the iTunes app.
     

  5. Pigchild

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    DUDE! YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!! I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT TO TRY THAT AND IT WORKED!!! WOOT! THANKS!!!!
     
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    Really glad my suggestion helped :) Enjoy ;)
     
  7. Chastity

    Chastity Maha Guru

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    FYI: I have a 5th Gen iPod that I run Rockbox on, and it works great, supports more file formats, and no need for iTunes. Also supports ReplayGain.
     

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