I was told by szurinaga about this great application that enables disk use on your tourch--this means access to iPod's files THROUGH THE USB CABLE. I don't see the entire directory, but much of it, starting from the folder that contains the DCIM and ROMs folders (not sure exactly where that is). Enables to me install ROMs lightning fast. I can't believe this hasn't been posted on the threads...i even searched it. It's for Mac OS X and costs 10 bucks but is usable for a week before it expires. Try it out! If you do download it, go to preferences and turn on the advanced options.