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iTunes 10 Enable disk use

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ryan.maroon Calculating status...
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Oct 4, 2010 6:10 AM
So I've poked around a bit and tried searching for this, but it appears that I'm the only one having this issue as I can't find any topics on it... am I blind or has the "Enable Disk Use" been removed from iTunes 10? I went to enable this on my iPhone 4 the other day and couldn't find it anywhere. Looked under preferences, under the iPhone settings pages and even tried searching for it via the help menu which usually highlights the option somewhere.

Am I just missing this or did they remove this option in the latest revision? If they did, is there any decent way to enable this by other means?
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,200 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 8:07 AM (in response to ryan.maroon)
    This is not, and has never been, a feature of iphone or ipod touch.

    They do NOT support disk mode.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 10:29 AM (in response to ryan.maroon)
    Please don't beg. Just ask.
    am I blind or has the "Enable Disk Use" been removed from iTunes 10?

    No, it's still there and works fine.
    As noted, the iPod touch and iPhone do not and never had that option.
    No where does that article mention the iPod touch or the iPhone.
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 10
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,200 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 11:04 AM (in response to ryan.maroon)
    "
    I beg to differ.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1478"

    You are indeed wrong.

    The ipod touch and iphone do NOT support disk mode. Some ipods do. The iphone and ipod touch do not.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Syngian Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2010 11:51 AM (in response to ryan.maroon)
    roaminggnome: aye, it would appear that way as I didn't read the last part of your statement. It wasn't until the other gentleman posted that I caught my err.

    Anyhow, as I asked before is there any decent way to enable disk access by other means? Another program or otherwise? ( Preferably without jailbreaking. )
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,200 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 11:57 AM (in response to Syngian)
    No. This is not a feature of iphone or ipod touch.

    Sorry.

    What are you trying to accomplish?
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Syngian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 12:17 PM (in response to roaminggnome)
    Actually it's for my father, he had called me about it earlier as all he's wanting to do is store a couple small, off-beat files on it from one box to another. Basically he doesn't want to carry around an additional USB drive when he always has his iPhone on him and I guess he doesn't want to email himself these files back and forth as not to clutter his inbox.
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,200 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 12:26 PM (in response to Syngian)
    Sorry.

    This is not a feature of iphone. It is not designed as a storage device.

    There are apps that allow file storage via wi-fi.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Oct 4, 2010 1:09 PM (in response to Syngian)
    as I asked before

    Is ryan.maroon & Syngian the same person?
    Here is a review of a few apps from the App store to do this.
    -> http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/iphone-gems-every-file-storag e-app-reviewed/
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 10
  • MonsterBallZachJr Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to roaminggnome)

    I don't understand. I've used my iPod touch as a disk drive before, but after I installed the new iOS update the device stopped being discoverable as a folder from Windows Explorer. there's about 15 GB of files on it that I can't access. It's all useless space now, I can't even delete them from my iPod without restoring it...

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Aug 2, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to MonsterBallZachJr)

    (3 years later)

    MonsterBallZachJr wrote:

     

    I don't understand. I've used my iPod touch as a disk drive before, but after I installed the new iOS update the device stopped being discoverable as a folder from Windows Explorer. there's about 15 GB of files on it that I can't access. It's all useless space now, I can't even delete them from my iPod without restoring it...

    the iPod touch has never had the option to Enable disk use.

    However you thought you were doing it, it was not an option in iTunes unless you used some other application to hack iTunes.

  • 707musician Calculating status...
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    Sep 11, 2013 9:56 PM (in response to ryan.maroon)

    My friend has been using his iPod Touch as a storage device for years. He doesn't use it for anything elese other than storage though. I'm trying to do the same thing now with mine and my dad's iPod touch and it's not working. I used to be able to do this with his and also mine.

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