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Assign Your iPod to Windows
Drive Letter ‘i’
A Windows 2000 and XP Tutorial
Microsoft Windows assigns drive letters to disk volumes to help tell them apart. For example, the default letter assigned to your computer’s hard drive is probably ‘c.’ Each time you dock the iPod to a PC, Windows will assign the iPod the next available drive letter, such as ‘f’ or ‘g.’ But isn’t the letter ‘i’ the most appropriate drive letter assignment for the iPod?
Here’s a simple tutorial on how to assign the drive letter ‘i’ to an iPod connected to a PC using Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000.
- PC computer running Windows XP or 2000
- an iPod (any model)
- USB or Firewire port
- the supplied Apple USB or Firewire iPod cable
|NERD NOTE: Drive letter assignment - the process of assigning drive letters to primary and logical partitions (drive volumes) in the root namespace as seen by a Microsoft operating system.|
HOW TO ASSIGN YOU iPOD TO DRIVE LETTER ‘i’ USING WINDOWS 2000/XP
- Connect the iPod to the computer using the supplied USB or FireWire cable
- Click on your Start menu and select Control Panel from the Settings.
- Double-click on Administration Tools.
- Double-click on Computer Management.
- All connected disk volumes will be listed to the right of the window. Your iPod will be assigned to a letter between D and Z. In example, my iPod is assigned to F. Don't panic if your iPod is not assigned to drive letter F. The exact letter doesn't matter. Just keep reading.
- Right-click on the iPod's drive letter and select "Change Drive Letter and Path"
- Click on the Edit button
- Switch your drive letter to ‘i’ from the Assign a drive Letter pull down menu
- Click OK and OK again at the next dialog box
- Close the Computer Management window
- Close Control Panel
- That’s it! You may now enjoy your iPod on drive volume ‘i’
|NERD NOTE: Operating systems that use drive letter assignment: CP/M, DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2 and Atari ST|
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