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Chapter 2. iTunes > Use the iPod as an external hard disk

Use the iPod as an external hard disk

Even the smallest iPod provides a huge amount of storage. In addition to music, you can use it to store or transport any kind of computer files.

1.
Connect the iPod to your Mac using the provided FireWire or USB cable. If you don't see an iPod icon on the Desktop or in your Finder window Sidebar, follow Steps 2 through 4. If the iPod icon does appear on the Desktop, skip to Step 5.

2.
Open iTunes if it's not already open.

3.
Select the iPod in the Source pane, then click the “iPod Options” button (shown on page 120).

4.
Click the “Music” tab in the preferences window, then select “Enable disk use.” Click OK.

5.
Double-click the iPod icon that's on the Desktop. A Finder window opens that shows the iPod's contents (you will not be able to see your music files, which iPod has hidden from view).

6.
To copy any files or folders to your iPod, just drag them from your computer to the iPod window, as shown on the opposite page.


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