Here is my "Dummy's Guide" (from scratch) which may help other newbies like me to change their password. I'm a newb (and a "Dummy") and I've just worked out how to change the password! I know it has been mentioned before, but I found it a little confusing. I'm sure there are better/quicker ways to change your password than this post, but if you are new to all this, they can be a little confusing (they were for me, anyway!). Here we go: 1. Download and install "WinSCP" (if you haven't got it already): http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=winscp&filename=winscp405setup.exe&use_mirror=heanet 2. Download and install "Putty" (and place in your Programs file in a file that you create called "PuTTY"): http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html 3. Double click the "WinSCP" icon on your desktop. 4. In "Host name" box type your ipot's ip address (To find your iPod's IP address, go to your iPod's Settings, click WiFi, then click on the blue arrow to the right of the wifi you're connected to. It shows you the "IP Address" there) 5. In "User name" box type: root 6. In "Password" box type: alpine 7. Click the "Login" box (or just click enter) 8. On the top part of the next window there are 2 drop down windows. Click the down arrow of the box on the right and click on: / <root> 9. Double click on the folder: usr 10. Double click on the folder: bin 11. Scroll down to the file called "passwd" and click on it just once 12. Click on "Commands" at the top of the WinSCP page and click on "Open in PuTTY" 13. Type: alpine (these keystrokes are hidden) then press your "enter" key 14. You should then see "#". Type: passwd (then press your "enter" key) 15. Type in a password of your choice (these keystrokes are hidden), then press your "enter" key 16. Repeat step 15. Close Putty now as you have successfully changed your password - well done!