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IPod contents window pops up whenever device is accessed by iTunes

When I plug my iPod Shuffle into the USB port, the device begins charging as it should, and Windows XP Pro SP2 pops up an Explorer window with the contents of the iPod (as if it were a standard thumb drive). The problem comes about whenever I begin adding or removing tracks to/from the Shuffle through iTunes. With each operation's completion the window comes back again, stealing the focus and generally getting in the way. If I manually close the window, it will simply pop right back up the next time I add or remove a track. If I leave the window and drag it to the second monitor, the window will simply close during a file operation, then pop up again at completion, right back where it was before! How do I turn off this annoying "feature" in Windows? I've tried disabling the autoplay features, but nothing changes.

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  • Christopher Mack Jan 24, 2008

    A popup blocker won't help in this case, as the window that is opening is a Windows Explorer window (to view files) and not Internet Explorer.

    In any case, I seem to have found a way around the problem by using the latest version of Winamp to dump tunes on the 'pod instead. The bonus is that Winamp does it WAY faster than iTunes, and is much better at helping me manage what's where.



    Thanks for the post anyhow, I had all but forgotten I put it up here in the first place! :p

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Try pop up blocker if not get in touch with support at apple they will endever to solve this problem as i have a apple ipod shuffle and don,t get this problem ?

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How do you charge an ipod shuffle


Connect the included USB cable to your iPod Shuffle.

Plug the opposite end of the iPod Shuffle cable into an open USB port on your computer, which must be turned on.


Check the light on the iPod Shuffle. If the light has turned on, the iPod Shuffle is properly charging.


Using iPod charger

Plug the iPod charger into a working electrical outlet.


Connect the included USB cable to your iPod Shuffle.

Plug the opposite end of the iPod Shuffle cable into the USB port on the iPod charger.


The iPod Shuffle should begin charging immediately.

hope this helps

Sep 18, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

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NEED INSTRUCTION FOR Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Silver


Connect the iPod shuffle USB cable connector into a high-power USB port on your computer.
Note: To charge an iPod shuffle battery, connect the device to a high-power USB port.


Please be aware that USB keyboards and non-powered USB hubs generally do not have high-power USB ports.


If you connect to a low or non-powered port, iPod shuffle will not charge.

The computer must be turned on and set to not go to sleep.


Plug the other end of the iPod shuffle USB Cable into the headphone port on the iPod shuffle.

Verify the iPod shuffle is connected securely.


Once the iPod shuffle is plugged in, it will take about 2 hours to charge the battery to 80% capacity and about 3 hours to charge it to 100%.

Find out how to check the battery charge here


hope this helps

Sep 18, 2012 | Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation MP3...

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I'm trying to sync an apple ipod shuffle 4th generation to my windows xp pc. The famous USB device not recognized thing pops up. What do i need to do so i can use and sync my ipod.


Shutdown Windows.
Turn the computer off.
Unplug the AC power cord.
Reconnect the AC power cord.
Restart the PC.
This will eliminate many "intermittent" problems.

Now, connect some other USB device (mouse? keyboard? memory-stick?) into the USB port, to confirm that the USB port is working, at least for some USB device.

Now, connect the iPod to one of the USB ports.
If it is not recognized, connect the iPod to a different USB port.

This should work.

Jun 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do i turn on my ipod shuffle?.......and how long do i charge the battery for?... and how do i know my ipod is fully charged?


  • first i will cover turning the unit on. then i will cover how to charge the unit.
    -Move the power switch on the top of the iPod Shuffle to the "Normal" or "Shuffle" position.
  • Press the play button on the iPod Shuffle to begin music playback. If the iPod does not begin to play, follow the rest of the instructions.
  • Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of your iPod Shuffle and then connect the other end of the cable to your iPod power adapter.
  • Plug the iPod power adapter into a standard electrical outlet to charge the iPod Shuffle's battery. Try to press the play button again.
  • Connect the iPod Shuffle to your Mac or PC computer using the iPod USB cable. Then, open the iTunes program on the computer and sync your iPod with your music library. If your iPod Shuffle was frozen, it should now turn on.
  • to tell if the ipod shuffle is charging. Eject iPod shuffle in iTunes, but leave it physically connected to the USB port. The front LED should be orange if it's charging (or green if it's fully charged). If it's not charging (such is the case if it's connected to a low-power USB port on a keyboard), you won't see a front LED. If you need further assistance please feel free to follow up with a comment and i will be here to assist you. If this assisted you please feel free to rate the comment. thanks and have a great day.

    Aug 25, 2010 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

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    Ipod shuffle want connect to the computer


    First, make sure your iPod is fully charged and then toggle the Hold switch on and off.
    Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
    Go through the 5 R's of iPod troubleshooting, which will often solve your issue. If you're still experiencing the issue after going through each of the steps, then continue for more suggestions.
    To determine if your iPod syncs via USB or FireWire, check the table in the Additional Information section below.
    Tip: If you are using Windows XP and have recently installed a Service Pack, check the Device Manager. Click the Start menu and click Run. Type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK. If no devices appear in the Windows Device Manager, go here.
    Still can't see your iPod?
    Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or Windows Explorer. The most likely causes are listed below—you'll find information for both USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) iPod connections. Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing.
    Make sure your computer meets the iPod system requirements
    Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to use iPod with Windows.
    If your iPod displays an exclamation point folder or sad iPod icon
    If your iPod displays a folder with an exclamation point icon or a sad (unhappy) iPod icon on its screen, or if your iPod doesn't appear in iTunes or My Computer, follow these instructions to resolve the issue.
    Charge the iPod and make sure it is getting power
    Your iPod must have enough of a charge for your computer to recognize it. Connect your iPod to its power adapter or to a high-power port on your computer to charge your iPod if the battery is depleted. If your iPod is connected through FireWire but isn't getting power from the FireWire bus, your computer may not recognize it.
    Secure the iPod's connections
    Make sure that there is nothing physically inside or blocking your computer's USB (or FireWire) port, and that the cable connections to your iPod and computer are secure.
    Note: If you're using an iPod shuffle (Second Generation), make sure the iPod is inserted securely in the iPod shuffle Dock.
    Restart your computer
    Sometimes simply restarting your computer can resolve issues.
    Connect iPod to a high-powered USB port
    If you're connecting an iPod, iPod mini, or iPod shuffle to your Windows computer, make sure that you're connecting it to a high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer.
    If you're connecting the iPod to a Windows laptop computer through USB, connect the laptop to a power outlet before connecting your iPod. Also, see iPod not recognized when connected to Windows laptop over USB to be sure that your USB ports are supplying enough power.
    Typically, USB 2.0 high-power ports are located directly on your computer. Try connecting your iPod to another USB port on the computer.
    Avoid connecting the iPod to a USB hub. Connect the iPod directly to a USB 2.0 port on the computer. If a hub must be used, make sure the hub is USB 2.0, and that it has its own power supply. Also, make sure the hub is connected to a high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer.
    If the issue persists, try disconnecting other USB devices from the computer such as printers, cameras, scanners, external hard drives, and USB hubs to determine if there is a conflict in the USB chain.
    Check whether your iPod's cable functions properly
    Make sure that you are using the cable that came with your iPod. Some third-party cables may not work properly with iPod.
    Make sure that nothing is in or blocking your computer's USB or FireWire port.
    Check the connections to make sure that the cable is completely plugged in.
    Try another known-good FireWire or USB through Dock Connector cable if available.
    If swapping out your old cable for another resolves the issue, then your original cable should be replaced.
    Place the iPod into Disk Mode
    Try placing the iPod into disk mode to see if it is recognized by iTunes, or My Computer.
    Check which format iPod is in
    iTunes for Windows only recognizes Windows-formatted iPods. You cannot use a Macintosh-formatted iPod with a Windows PC. To learn for which platform your iPod is formatted, follow these instructions.
    Check whether your computer's port functions properly
    If another FireWire or USB port is available on your computer, try connecting your iPod to it.
    If your computer recognizes your iPod after trying a different port, the original port could be faulty.
    Note: iPod will not automatically wake up if you connect it to a 4-pin FireWire port. You must press the Select button (the wheel's center button) on the iPod to wake it from sleep.
    Check if Windows confuses iPod with network drive
    If the drive letter after iPod ("E" in most cases) is mapped to a network drive, both Windows Explorer and iTunes may exhibit strange behavior in relation to the iPod (including preventing iPod from appearing. See "Windows confuses iPod with network drive and may keep iPod from mounting or songs may seem to disappear" for more information.
    Your USB or FireWire card isn't recognized by Windows
    Make sure that Windows recognizes your USB or FireWire card. Follow these steps to find out if Windows sees your card.
    Third-party software may be causing conflicts
    Some third-party software (such as security software) may prevent your computer from recognizing your iPod.
    Try adjusting the settings of such software, or temporarily disabling it, to see if that resolves the issue.
    Also, try booting Windows to Selective Startup mode to disable any third-party startup programs and services, and isolate which software may be causing the issue.
    Install or reinstall iTunes
    Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
    In some cases, you may need to completely uninstall and reinstall iTunes.
    Make sure FireWire card is a WHQL-certified IEEE 1394 card
    Only certain iPod models sync via FireWire. Refer to the table in the Additional Information section to make sure your iPod can sync via FireWire.
    If you have a FireWire (IEEE 1394) card installed in your computer and are using it to connect your iPod, make sure that the card is Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified. If it isn't, your iPod may not be recognized, or you may not be able to send music to the iPod.
    If you're not sure about your card's WHQL certification, check the inbox material that came with your FireWire card or contact the card's manufacturer. You can view a list of WHQL-certified cards on the Windows Hardware Compatibility List website. To view this:
    Go to the Windows Hardware Compatibility List website.
    Click on the link that corresponds with your Windows Operating System to view the compatibility list.
    Select your Operating System build, and then from the Product Categories pop-up menu, choose 1394 Controller.
    Click the Search Now button.
    You can also check the list of recommended FireWire and USB cards that have been tested by Apple with iPod and Windows XP (Apple sells FireWire cards that are compatible with iPod at the Apple Store.).
    To rule out an issue with your FireWire card, try connecting a different FireWire device to the card to see if your computer recognizes it.
    Check for a conflict in the FireWire chain
    Only certain iPod models sync via FireWire. Refer to the table in the Additional Information section to make sure your iPod can sync via FireWire.
    Your computer may not recognize your iPod if there's a device conflict in the FireWire chain. To see if this is the case:
    Disconnect all devices from your computer's FireWire ports.
    Connect your iPod to your computer's FireWire port.
    If your computer recognizes your iPod, you should troubleshoot for FireWire device conflicts.
    There may be an issue with your computer
    If another computer is available, verify that the same issues happen with the other computer. If the other computer recognizes your iPod, you may want to troubleshoot for issues with your original computer.
    Your iPod needs service
    If after following these steps your computer still doesn't recognize iPod, see the iPod Service website to arrange for service.
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    Aug 13, 2010 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

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    Ipod touch 32G 3rd gen is not recognised by windows when i plug it in windows gives message, USB Device Not Recognized


    Its a little lengthy but worth the read:

    First, make sure your iPod is fully charged and then toggle the Hold switch on and off.
    Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
    Go through the 5 R's of iPod troubleshooting, which will often solve your issue. If you're still experiencing the issue after going through each of the steps, then continue for more suggestions.
    To determine if your iPod syncs via USB or FireWire, check the table in the Additional Information section below.
    Tip: If you are using Windows XP and have recently installed a Service Pack, check the Device Manager. Click the Start menu and click Run. Type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK. If no devices appear in the Windows Device Manager, go here.
    Still can't see your iPod?
    Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or Windows Explorer. The most likely causes are listed below—you'll find information for both USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) iPod connections. Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing.
    Make sure your computer meets the iPod system requirements
    Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to use iPod with Windows.
    If your iPod displays an exclamation point folder or sad iPod icon
    If your iPod displays a folder with an exclamation point icon or a sad (unhappy) iPod icon on its screen, or if your iPod doesn't appear in iTunes or My Computer, follow these instructions to resolve the issue.
    Charge the iPod and make sure it is getting power
    Your iPod must have enough of a charge for your computer to recognize it. Connect your iPod to its power adapter or to a high-power port on your computer to charge your iPod if the battery is depleted. If your iPod is connected through FireWire but isn't getting power from the FireWire bus, your computer may not recognize it.
    Secure the iPod's connections
    Make sure that there is nothing physically inside or blocking your computer's USB (or FireWire) port, and that the cable connections to your iPod and computer are secure.
    Note: If you're using an iPod shuffle (Second Generation), make sure the iPod is inserted securely in the iPod shuffle Dock.
    Restart your computer
    Sometimes simply restarting your computer can resolve issues.
    Connect iPod to a high-powered USB port
    If you're connecting an iPod, iPod mini, or iPod shuffle to your Windows computer, make sure that you're connecting it to a high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer.
    If you're connecting the iPod to a Windows laptop computer through USB, connect the laptop to a power outlet before connecting your iPod. Also, see iPod not recognized when connected to Windows laptop over USB to be sure that your USB ports are supplying enough power.
    Typically, USB 2.0 high-power ports are located directly on your computer. Try connecting your iPod to another USB port on the computer.
    Avoid connecting the iPod to a USB hub. Connect the iPod directly to a USB 2.0 port on the computer. If a hub must be used, make sure the hub is USB 2.0, and that it has its own power supply. Also, make sure the hub is connected to a high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer.
    If the issue persists, try disconnecting other USB devices from the computer such as printers, cameras, scanners, external hard drives, and USB hubs to determine if there is a conflict in the USB chain.
    Check whether your iPod's cable functions properly
    Make sure that you are using the cable that came with your iPod. Some third-party cables may not work properly with iPod.
    Make sure that nothing is in or blocking your computer's USB or FireWire port.
    Check the connections to make sure that the cable is completely plugged in.
    Try another known-good FireWire or USB through Dock Connector cable if available.
    If swapping out your old cable for another resolves the issue, then your original cable should be replaced.
    Place the iPod into Disk Mode
    Try placing the iPod into disk mode to see if it is recognized by iTunes, or My Computer.
    Check which format iPod is in
    iTunes for Windows only recognizes Windows-formatted iPods. You cannot use a Macintosh-formatted iPod with a Windows PC. To learn for which platform your iPod is formatted, follow these instructions.
    Check whether your computer's port functions properly
    If another FireWire or USB port is available on your computer, try connecting your iPod to it.
    If your computer recognizes your iPod after trying a different port, the original port could be faulty.
    Note: iPod will not automatically wake up if you connect it to a 4-pin FireWire port. You must press the Select button (the wheel's center button) on the iPod to wake it from sleep.
    Check if Windows confuses iPod with network drive
    If the drive letter after iPod ("E" in most cases) is mapped to a network drive, both Windows Explorer and iTunes may exhibit strange behavior in relation to the iPod (including preventing iPod from appearing. See "Windows confuses iPod with network drive and may keep iPod from mounting or songs may seem to disappear" for more information.
    Your USB or FireWire card isn't recognized by Windows
    Make sure that Windows recognizes your USB or FireWire card. Follow these steps to find out if Windows sees your card.
    Third-party software may be causing conflicts
    Some third-party software (such as security software) may prevent your computer from recognizing your iPod.
    Try adjusting the settings of such software, or temporarily disabling it, to see if that resolves the issue.
    Also, try booting Windows to Selective Startup mode to disable any third-party startup programs and services, and isolate which software may be causing the issue.
    Install or reinstall iTunes
    Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
    In some cases, you may need to completely uninstall and reinstall iTunes.
    Make sure FireWire card is a WHQL-certified IEEE 1394 card
    Only certain iPod models sync via FireWire. Refer to the table in the Additional Information section to make sure your iPod can sync via FireWire.
    If you have a FireWire (IEEE 1394) card installed in your computer and are using it to connect your iPod, make sure that the card is Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified. If it isn't, your iPod may not be recognized, or you may not be able to send music to the iPod.
    If you're not sure about your card's WHQL certification, check the inbox material that came with your FireWire card or contact the card's manufacturer. You can view a list of WHQL-certified cards on the Windows Hardware Compatibility List website. To view this:
    Go to the Windows Hardware Compatibility List website.
    Click on the link that corresponds with your Windows Operating System to view the compatibility list.
    Select your Operating System build, and then from the Product Categories pop-up menu, choose 1394 Controller.
    Click the Search Now button.
    You can also check the list of recommended FireWire and USB cards that have been tested by Apple with iPod and Windows XP (Apple sells FireWire cards that are compatible with iPod at the Apple Store.).
    To rule out an issue with your FireWire card, try connecting a different FireWire device to the card to see if your computer recognizes it.
    Check for a conflict in the FireWire chain
    Only certain iPod models sync via FireWire. Refer to the table in the Additional Information section to make sure your iPod can sync via FireWire.
    Your computer may not recognize your iPod if there's a device conflict in the FireWire chain. To see if this is the case:
    Disconnect all devices from your computer's FireWire ports.
    Connect your iPod to your computer's FireWire port.
    If your computer recognizes your iPod, you should troubleshoot for FireWire device conflicts.
    There may be an issue with your computer
    If another computer is available, verify that the same issues happen with the other computer. If the other computer recognizes your iPod, you may want to troubleshoot for issues with your original computer.
    Your iPod needs service
    If after following these steps your computer still doesn't recognize iPod, see the iPod Service website to arrange for service.
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    Computer won't recognize 2 gen ipod shuffle. Can't charge. Usb port is working but message "USB Device Not Recognized" HELP


    Can it charge if you plug it into the usb charger in the wall?

    If it can, that means that the inside of the shuffle is ok because it's still making a connection and charging. If not, you'll need to start replacing parts. If it charges, keep reading.

    I'll assume your on Windows, so right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Find your iPod (it will be under drives or something like that) right-click it and Uninstall.

    Then go to Action (I think) > Scan for new devices and it will re-discover the iPod, and re-load the drivers for it.

    Oct 16, 2009 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

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    Ipod shuffle 2nd gen


    there could be a problem with your usb port...try another port or try another device in same port...also could be the connecting cable for ipod....

    Jan 01, 2008 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

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    USB port is not working under windows xp sp 2


    hi,
    you can try the following steps.
    Install the driver for the camera and the ipod as XP is preloaded with drivers for cameras for only selected models only.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards.
    bzoy

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