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iPod 3rd Generation - Tips Section
How to access your hidden music files on iPod (Mac)
Posted By: Byron Hinson
Last Updated: December 22nd 2003
Tip Difficulty Level: Novice


How This Tip Works

Things you will need:
  • Cocktail utility (freeware)
  • iPod, FirewWire cable
  • Five minutes of your time
The necessary steps:
  1. Mount your iPod on the desktop. Double click on it.
  2. Use the Cocktail utility to turn on invisible files.
  3. Double click the "iPod_Control" folder then the "Music" folder. These are the folders where your MP3's are hiding.
  4. Create a new folder called MyMP3 (or whatever you like). Select all "Fxx" music folders and press Command A on keyboard to make an alias of each.
  5. Drag and drop the "Fxx" music folder aliases onto the MyMP3 folder, then double click on your iPod icon (on the desktop) again to open a second window. Drag and drop the MyMP3 folder into this window.
  6. Use Cocktail utility to turn off invisible files.
  7. Now you have a new folder that will stay with you, so you can always access your music to make your back up copies, easily and free of charge. PLEASE DO NOT STEAL MUSIC.


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