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marshling
May 8, 2006, 02:44 PM
My girlfriend got me a new ipod but the format is for Windows. does anyone know how to reset this to Mac??

Thanks alot.



plinden
May 8, 2006, 02:55 PM
My girlfriend got me a new ipod but the format is for Windows. does anyone know how to reset this to Mac??

Thanks alot.
Why bother? It'll work anyway.

drFUNK
May 9, 2006, 01:23 PM
In OS X, go to Applications > Utilities > iPod Software Updater. Run the latest dated "iPod Updater" file.

neocell
May 9, 2006, 01:56 PM
My girlfriend got me a new ipod but the format is for Windows. does anyone know how to reset this to Mac??

Thanks alot.
A FAT32 formated (Windows) iPod will work on a Mac, but a Mac formatted iPod will not work on a Windows PC. I would suggest to leave it Windows formatted, then you can use it as an external drive for transferring files on basically any computer. Unless of course you have some specific reason for needing it to be Mac formatted
By the way, if you have anything on it right now, formatting it will wipe it clean, just so you know.

BigMacUser
Jun 8, 2006, 02:13 PM
My Ipod wont come up in Itunes...its a windows formatted Ipod...and the Itunes is on my new MBP....how do i do this?

BigMacUser
Jun 8, 2006, 02:16 PM
I went into Itunes and the prefrences and then to ipod and it says my windows formatted Ipod isnt connected but it is...I have the Ipod icon on my desktop with the name of my ipod underneath the ipod picture....WTF?

neocell
Jun 8, 2006, 02:39 PM
Try relaunching Finder (option + click on finder icon in dock, or command + option + esc and choose finder), and restarting iTunes