Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to thinkpink8)
Plug in your iPod,
1. Right click My Computer >> Manage and select Device Manager in the left tab.
2. Click Portable Devices >> right click Apple iPod >> Uninstall
3. Unplug and plug your iPod, now wait for windows to re recognize your ipod [ In Device Manager, you will see the new recognized Apple Ipod ]
4. Press F5 to refresh your windows explorer and see if your Apple iPod will show up with a camera icon.
Otherwise, refer to these articles:
iPod nano: Error message saying that iPod 'could not be identified properly'
iPod not recognized in 'My Computer' and in iTunes for Windows
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to wiclee)
There was no heading listed Portable Devices, but I tried uninstalling it anyway and it still didn't work. I have also made sure that my computer doesn't turn off the USB Root Hub to save power. I also can't restore my iPod, as it is not being recognized in iTunes and will not connect if I turn the USB ports off. Also, if I leave my iPod plugged in for long enough and my laptop goes to sleep, my laptop will shut down unexpectedly. I have not tried updating the firmware for the motherboard.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to thinkpink8)*I just deleted the Temp folder and it still won't work. However, when I unplug my iPod now, it shows the E: drive of the iPod just for a few seconds before it disappears.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to thinkpink8)
Did you ever resolve this issue? I am having the same problem and can't find anything that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to bbs1741)
No I didn't. I am using a different desktop computer for iTunes now with my iPods.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to thinkpink8)
Sorry it didn't work out...I will keep trying and if I find a solution, i will let you know.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to wiclee)
Uninstalling in Device Manager did the trick for me. There was no heading "Portable devices" (I am using Windows 7) but there was "Other devices" and under that was iPod with a ?. I uninstalled it and then it all worked, and it was visible to Windows and to iTunes. This after spending hours trying all sorts of other solutions including reinstalling iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to thinkpink8)
I go to control pannel > programs > uninstall a program and I right click on itunes to repair it.After the process the problem is solved! :))
Hope this can help you!:)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to wiclee)
Do you have an email address or contact info?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to thinkpink8)
Has anyone found a solution to this? I'm having the same problem with windows 7. It worked before but now when I plug it in it doesn't show up on my computer anywhere or in ITunes. It's not my cable becuase I'm able to connect and view on another computer. My IPod is working well and I have a new computer so don't kow what to do. I'm very frustrated, please help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2014 11:34 AM (in response to thinkpink8)
I think that you may have told your computer (from the auto-play window pop-up) to open the device's folder location everytime it is plugged-in, and so it is recognizes it as an external hard drive. I've had this issue and resolved it.
Here is what solved it: Control Panel » Device Manager » Universal Serial Bus controllers » Right click on Apple Mobile Device USB Driver (if you can't find it - plug your Ipod) » Propreties » Click on the Driver tab » Roll Back Driver.
If the option is blurred-out, Update it.
Hope that solves everybodies issue.
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