Originally posted by compy
so, i need to reformat my computer but there are files i still need...can i use my ipod as an external hdd? and if so how can i do this? i tried to google it but nothing really came up.
Here's a suggestion...Try the Apple website. The folks who made the iPod have a wonderful support system, with forums and everything. No need for Google.
There's also details about how to do what you want in both the manual that came with the iPod, the iTunes software, the connectivity software CHM files, and I think there's even a default install help file on the iPod itself.
But believe it or not, when I first tried to do this, long long ago, I looked at the Apple logo and decided to go to the Apple website. There it was, a nifty link right in the navbar for the iPod website.
BTW, how hard did you search Google? 'Cause a search for "iPod" returns the iPod website as the first hit.
...As much as we can help you out here, you'd probably find the best info and support at the forum devoted to supporting the product you want support for.
Just a thought...