Access iPod touch from OS X Terminal

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I need help accessing my friend's iPod touch from the terminal. She had it set up for a PC, which crashed and wants to get the photos off the iPod touch. I've tried getting them through iPhoto to no avail. 3rd party apps work, but they want $$. Is there a way to gain access through the UNIX command line. It doesn't show up as a volume, probably because it's flash based.



Any help would be appreciated.



Regards

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    tarltarl Posts: 41member
    Not being able to access the iPod has nothing to do with a flash based hard drive.



    You can't access the file's thru Terminal because the iPod isn't a server of any sort.



    If you want to access the iPod this way, you'll have to first jailbreak the iPod and install and activate SSH, etc. You can find the details elsewhere on the web.



    But all of that shouldn't be needed in this case. It SHOULD be accessible thru iPhoto. What version of iPhoto are you using? Maybe it needs to be updated before it can "see" the iPod.



    Also, you could email the photos off the iPod. Be sure to copy each photo from the Photos app rather than using the "forward" button or else you won't get the full resolution of the photo.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dolphyjazz View Post


    I need help accessing my friend's iPod touch from the terminal. She had it set up for a PC, which crashed and wants to get the photos off the iPod touch. I've tried getting them through iPhoto to no avail. 3rd party apps work, but they want $$. Is there a way to gain access through the UNIX command line. It doesn't show up as a volume, probably because it's flash based.



    Any help would be appreciated.



    Regards



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