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How to Use Your iPod as a Backup Hard Drive

You never know when your computer could eat up all your work, but you can backup your important files on the music player you already own!


  • Step 1: Launch iTunes & click iPod icon Launch iTunes and click the iPod icon listed under Devices in the source pane.
  • Step 2: Connect iPod to computer Connect the iPod to the computer using the sync cable as you normally would.
  • Step 3: Check "Enable disk use" box Click on the Summary tab, and check the box next to 'Enable disk use.'
  • Step 4: iPod listed under removable storage Open My Computer—or the Finder, if you’re using a Macintosh—and you should now see the iPod listed under removable storage.
  • Step 5: Drag files Double click to open the iPod folder and simply drag over any file you would like to copy.
  • TIP: Never delete or alter any of the files or folders already listed on the iPod, which allow your iPod to function properly.
  • Step 6: Eject iPod Properly eject the iPod from the computer by using iTunes. Click the small eject triangle beside the iPod icon in the source pane.
  • Step 7: Disconnect iPod Disconnect your iPod. Your files are now safe from any computer mutiny!
  • FACT: In 2006 alone, there were 161 billion gigabytes of digital information created—roughly three million times the content of every book ever written.

You Will Need

  • An iPod
  • A computer with iTunes installed
  • And an iPod sync cable

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