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Am I missing something?
Authored by: terceiro on Sep 12, '05 10:49:43AM

Am I missing something here? I simply have unchecked the "Open iTunes when this iPod is attached" on my "base" machine (and kept checked the "Enable disk use"), and then I use my shuffle in any number of machines as a straight USB flash drive without problems. I copy files to and fro with abandon, and I listen to my (unharmed) music any time it's not plugged into a machine.

There must be a good reason to mess with mounting and unmounting a disk image, but it isn't clear from the hint above. What would you do for Windows machines? Maybe I'm just lucky, but for me it just works.



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Am I missing something?
Authored by: iroiro on Sep 12, '05 03:01:27PM

Yeah, "it just works" for me too. I guess the author "missed" the easy way to do it. Just untick the "Open ipod when itunes is open" and tick "enable disk use" - then it basically just acts like a USB stick.



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Am I missing something?
Authored by: balthisar on Sep 12, '05 10:08:29PM

It really is a good hint. I used my Shuffle with my PowerBook at home, but have iTunes installed on my work XP machine. If you insert a Shuffle on such a machine, iTunes starts. At that point, you can't minimize iTunes or get it out of the way until you dismiss the dialogue box asking you if you want to associate the Shuffle with iTunes on that computer. Once you say NO, iTunes unmounts the Shuffle. The ONLY WAY to use the preference to not start iTunes is with the Shuffle mounted in iTunes, which you don't want to do. Actually, I had to suffer that one day, i.e., erase my shuffle at work to set the stupid preference.

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