Use an IPod As a Thumb Drive!!

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Introduction: Use an IPod As a Thumb Drive!!

Every had a file that was way to big for your thumb drive? Ever want to transfer large amounts files? Look no further than your iPod!

Step 1: Enable Disk Use

iPods are great for thumb drives becuase they have large amounts of memory, and you can do all of your other regular stuff on it.

Ok this is pretty easy, first connect the ipod, and enable disk use.

Step 2: Open Up the IPod

ok, go to My computer and look for the drive that has your iPods name. Open it up

Step 3: Go to Notes

ok, open the file notes. Once you in ther just plop any file you want in there. To get it back connect it to a computer and follow steps 2-3. Any kind of file will go in there, and nothing happens to your ipod

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    28 Comments

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    jackson1442
    jackson1442

    8 years ago on Step 3

    How do you do this on a mac OSX Snow Leopard

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    tdantzig
    tdantzig

    12 years ago on Step 3

    hats cool i need a flash drive for school

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    DYLEGO
    DYLEGO

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    You probably won't be able to use it at school... You know, rules?

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    geterkikzkid
    geterkikzkid

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Some schools usually encourage the use of flash drives, but you know, you would know that if you didn't drop out.

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    pickle1
    pickle1

    12 years ago on Introduction

    hey can i use a broken ipod as in the screen doesnt work??

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    junits15
    junits15

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yes, (most of the time) you could even try to reformat it

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    TheShawMaestro

    This Instructable needs not but 1 step: "Enable disk use". Not trying to be offensive, but it's quite an obvious feature.

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    hedgiehog
    hedgiehog

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yeh i realize its an obvious feature but there are some people out there who don't realize this.

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    TheCone
    TheCone

    13 years ago on Introduction

    I got bored and thought of my old broken iPod and came along this and now I have use for it. But, could I take all the files out of where it is located and still be used like it is now?

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    hedgiehog
    hedgiehog

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    it will still function as an ipod, but you can erase all your music and other files off it. Its just a drive so you can put the files anywhere on it.

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    pwnt
    pwnt

    13 years ago on Introduction

    . . . why not just install PortableApps or something similar? Better organisation, cleaner interface, makes much more sense. My 30GB Video's loaded with portable applications from around the web, media files, and anything in general, all categorised under PortableApps's straightforward folders: Music, Pictures, and Video, and then one of my own:Wack.

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    hedgiehog
    hedgiehog

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    whats potable apps, the thing is that the newere ipods are encripted so you can't change around the programing. I'll try these portable apps

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    pwnt
    pwnt

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Well, portableapps.com amongst other slightly immoral sites. Basically, in MY eyes ( NOT YOURS, NOT WIKI), a Portable is something you can take with you on any sort of removable media (CDs, DVDs, USBs, external HDDs, internal HDDs etc) that doesn't need installing. Common definition is "blah blah registry blah blah". So yea, enable disk use through iTunes, go to My Computer, and run the .paf files that you can get off PortableApps. I started with the Base Suite, then added my own apps. Does anyone want me to start an instructable on this?

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome! My iPod video broke, so if I get a new one, I'll do this. Nice job, I never thought of this!

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    The magical duct tape kid
    The magical duct tape kid

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Hey just wondering would you consider selling your ipod on ebay? Just wondering because you are always talking about how your ipod does not work.