A little more detail please? - Ipod not visible to Windows
maybe these instructions (for Windows 7) are clearer:
1. Stop (temporarily) the "Apple Mobile Device" service
Left-click the windows icon (on the task bar normally found at the bottom left hand side of the screen in Windows 7), In the 'search' box type "service", then click the "services" app that appears, find 'Apple Mobile Device' item and stop it by right clicking the item and choosing "stop".
2. kill (temporary) the 'itunes helper' process. This is the app that opens itunes automatically when you plug in an Apple device. It seems to interfere with Windows explorer seeing the device.
Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del, select task manager, then select the "processes" tab. Select the "itunes helper" process, right click and select stop the task.
Note that the above 2 changes are temporary. Both services/processes restart if you reboot. The fix for me was persistent - i.e. I only had to do steps 1 and 2 once, for Windows to start recognising the USB again. But it's possible that you may need to repeat each time you reboot your PC.
3. It may also be necessary to re-install the USB device driver, using Windows device manager application.
Open "Device manager" by left-clicking the windows icon (on the task bar normally found at the bottom left hand side of the screen in Windows 7), In the 'search' box type "device", then click the "device manager" app that appears.
Alternatively "Device manager" can be opened from control panel - I think the "System" view.
In Device manager, expand the USB controller, you may see a yellow "!" for an unidentified USB device.
Right click that device, (if found) and select "update driver", and follow the steps.
hope that helps
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