so basically i tried the trick of getting music off my sisters 8gig 3rd gen nano, and it would work. my computer would show the ipod as a drive, im assuming that apple discovered this and fixed it. but really all it takes it messing with the drivers on your computer that are downloaded when you first plug in your ipod. dont worry this wont ruin how your ipod normally function (or it didnt for me) with your computer.
soo lets begin
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Step 1: Plug It In
the easiest part
Step 2: My Computer
now then if you go to my computer and look under "devices with removable storage" their wont be an ipod or anything that looks like a flash drive icon. if there is an icon with your ipod's name on it, then dont waste your time and look at my other instructable and do this the easy way.
anyway, now go to the "change a setting" button the far left column. this will bring you to your control panel...
Step 3: Control Panel
now click on "printers and other hardware", then on the far left column again click on "add hardware". then a wizard will pop up, click next. it will then search for a new hardware plugged into your computer, but it wont find one.
click "yes i've plugged it in",
now scroll down the list till you find, apple "Ipod USB Device"
it will then fool around for a bit, just click next then finish.
Step 4: The Finish Line
so now going back to my computer, there will be a flash drive looking icon with your ipods name in it! yay!, then my other instructable to figure out how to get the music off your ipod.
and one more little thing, when your done using the wizard the help and support window may open, ignore it, exit, live on
problems? try repeating the process, still not working then message me..
link to my other one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert_itunes_to_MP3_files_on_XP/
Step 5: One More Thing...
so the only problem I've ever had with this, has a simple fix.
my computer had no idea what to use to look at the files on the ipod, the fix is to right click then select autoplay. then your computer will do scan everything in it and then you can examine it like would a flash drive.