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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.

Posted by Christopher Mack on

  • 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.

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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

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How do i download songs to my iPod model no.A1204 EMC no. 2125? and how to charge it?

As with all iPods, you must use Apple's iTunes application to sync your music with your iPod Shuffle.

You'll need to install the latest iTunes by downloading it from Apple click here> and then installing it. You install iTunes like any other downloaded program by double-clicking on the resulting icon after iTunes has successfully downloaded.
Follow the on-screen directions to install iTunes.
Once iTunes is installed, start up iTunes and have it search your computer for music for it to manage for you. While that is going on, plug the white USB cable that came with your iPod into your iPod Shuffle and into one of the USB ports on your computer. This will trigger iTunes to recognize your iPod Shuffle and ask you whether you want to set it up with this computer.

Follow the on-screen prompts to sync your iPod Shuffle with your computer.

To charge your iPod Shuffle, just keep it plugged in to your computer using the supplied white USB cable. Keep the cable connected until the battery indicator on the ipod Shuffle shows that the battery is full.

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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.

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