Ever forget you password? Well luckily, we have a quick and easy solution for iPod owners. After completing the following, your iPod will become a password recovery disk, which will allow recovering your system password in case you get locked out. Note: This tutorial is only works for WinXP.
- Windows XP Home/Pro
- iPod Nano or iPod Video
- USB-iPod Connection Cable
Set Up Procedure:
1) Connect your iPod to your machine and verify that it appears as a standard drive in “My Computer”. (ex: “Joe’s iPod (G:)”)
Note: If it doesn’t appear and you have iTunes Installed, make sure “disk use” is enabled.
2) Go To Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Select Your Account -> Related Tasks – > “Prevent a forgotten password”. A Wizard should appear.
3) Select Your iPod’s Drive Name -> Enter Current Password -> Finish
Once complete your iPod should be setup as a password recovery disk. Do not delete the “userkey” file, which you may see when browsing your iPod’s contents. To test your recovery disk do a quick Log Off and try logging in with an incorrect password. Select “use password reset disk”. Then proceed and select your iPod’s drive name. If all goes well it should you will be allowed to create a new password.
Note: Non-iPod users can use the same procedure to save the “userkey” file to a Thumbdrives, CDs, floppy, Memory Sticks, etc.
Links: Microsoft Support – Password Reset Disk
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this site is cool, specially if your niece accidentally locks your ipod unknowingly! :) it helps alot when you know for a fact that you may not unlock the darn code.
My friend was messing with my nano, and he put a password on it. is there a master reset for it? i do not have XP.
hi my ipod is lock so plz kind me master reset code for ipod neno i gb
my ipod nano says enter code(4digit)on the screen and it will not show up on my laptop when linked through usb
Please i want to reset the enter code of my nano ipod with MA477ZP/A
Hello everyone, I just wanted to clarify something. It seems as though many of you are trying to reset your actual 4-digit iPod passwords. This post was to allow using your iPod as a thumbdrive recovery tool for your Windows XP machine. Not to reset iPod passwords. If you need help reseting iPod Nano passwords please leave a comment in our fourms. http://fourms.skattertech.com
what is my password on my ipod the one with volume limit
somebody put a password in my ipod.
So now is lock and I dont know how to unlock it.
MY FRIEND WAS MESSING AROUND IN MY IPOD AND SHE LOCKED IT AND I CANT UN LOCK IT AND I CANT HEAR THE MUSIC EITHER HELP!!
i need help my brother locked me out of my i pod and i need my password need help.Is there a master reset for it??
i forgot my password for the volume control and i dont know how to rest it. can you help me please!!??
ei guyz….i suffered from a dreadful disaster that happened in my life and its being LOCK OUT in my ipod, becase my dumb friend messed the 4 digit code on my volume limit and i cant hear a sound… luckily i fix my ipod miraculously… that’s why i wanna help others too.. if you are lock out in your ipod’s volume limit i will help you,, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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i have an ipod and a friend messeed with my password and now i have no idea what it is and how to unlock it, what do i do?
connect the USB cable to your computer and open up iTunes. In iTunes go to the iPod you just plugged in. There should be a “restore” button under the “check for updates” button. Press restore and it will bring your ipod back it its original condition. Unfortunately doing this will in deed delete all the data and songs off you iPod, so make sure you have another copy of your music on your machine before going through the process I just mentioned. Anyways, I hope that helps.
my ipod apple 60gb. forget password please solution
i just got my ipod for my brithday and i put a pin on it then i forgot my pin
My son locked my I pod and I do not know the password how do I unlock it please tell me because if my husband finfd out he will get so mad.
I was screwing around with my iPod and set some random number as the password. I forgot it. Unfortunately, our old crappy Windows XP caught a virus so I can’t access iTunes. Is there a way to crack open an iPod from the “locked” screen?
By the way, it’s a new iPod Nano (4 GB). Does that change anything?
i forgot my 4 digits what do i do please someone help me
my friend michelle taught me how to put a lck on my i pod nano so i did and now it says it isnt the write code and im so mad now i need to unlock it and it wont work what do i do?
My friend change my password for the volume,can’t change it back! Is there a master password to change it back! Thanks
there’s a password on my ipod but i tried reseting it the way you show us but when i go to my computer and then on to my ipod i just shows contacts,calander and notes and i cant seem to reset my password could you please help me thank you x