Step 1: Plug It In, Plug It In!
1. Plug in your iPod
2. Open iTunes
3. Click on your iPod icon on the left hand side view panel
4. Check "Enable Disk Use"
Your iPod is now disk use enabled!
Step 2: Show Me the Money!
To show the hidden folder, go to Tools > Folder Options... Once the window opens, click the "View" tab. Next, find and select the
"Show hidden files and folders" option.
Step 3: Music on an IPod? No Way!
Each folder contains a few songs/videos that you've stored on your ipod. If you open up one of the folders, you'll notice something strange. See it? All the song names are gibberish! How exciting! Don't worry about it. Only the file name has changed. The song name is still fine. Don't believe me? See for yourself! Open up any song in WMP, iTunes, WinAmp, etc. and you'll see that the song name pops up!
Now that you know how to back up your iPod, you can get back to the more important things in life. Like riding your bike, playing in traffic, or even watch paint dry! See you later!