Terminal Tips: Force Spotlight to Index your iPod's Music files

Terminal Tips: Force Spotlight to Index your iPod’s Music files:

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There’s a nice hint today over at Mac OS X Hints that shows you how to force Spotlight to index all the invisible Music files on your iPod. Simply launch your Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities/) and type:

sudo mdimport -f /Volumes/[your_iPod]/iPod_control/

Replace [your_iPod] with the actual name of your iPod and place a before any blanks in the name. Hit return. You will be prompted for an administrator password. Provide it and wait while Spotlight’s index of your iPod updates.

Now all you have to do is search for a song in Spotlight. Launching it will import it to your iTunes Music Library. Forget iPodFolderOpener. Grabbing songs off of your iPod has never been easier. Thanks, Apple!

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(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog.)

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