iPod: now you see it, now you don't.
March 3, 2010 6:10 AM Subscribe
How do I move captured pictures from my iPod to my computer? Last week I could see the iPod's directory in Windows Explorer. Now I cannot.
posted by Drasher to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I killed some time the other day surfing the web with my iPod Touch and captured some pictures for later use on a web page. (hold finger on picture and press "Save Image" when the menu pops up) When I did the same thing a few weeks ago, I off-loaded the pictures by connecting the iPod to the computer with the supplied USB cable, navigated Windows Explorer to the DCIM directory, and moved the pictures to the computer. This worked with my home computer and office computer.
Now, for some reason, I cannot see the iPod in Explorer. (insert the typical denial statement here: I don't know what I changed, if anything. Maybe Apple changed something in an update, maybe it's magic.) I tried both computers, I tried uninstalling iTunes, reinstalling, etc. I Googled the problem and found some utilities, none of which worked.
I have tried every combination I could think of. I cannot see the directory using iTunes. Some Googled answers suggested checking the box in iTunes that says "...manage manually...", but that did not work.
This is not a do or die situation... I can spend more time grabbing suitable pictures, but I really liked the capability of being to use the iPod that way. I could get to the data without anything special and I have plenty of room on the iPod.
Please don't suggest emailing them, there are a bunch of pictures (I spent most of an afternoon) and it insists on only emailing one at a time; plus, it resizes the pictures when you email them.
Specific info: Both computers are PCs, one Intel, the other AMD, both Windows 7. Ipod is a 3rd Generation iPod Touch.