Convert windows iPod to mac version?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Timmbo, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    I have recently switched to mac, but my iPod is windows formatted. I tried using the restore option in iTunes, but it just reloaded the songs on, and did not change how the iPod is formatted. Everything I have read suggests to use the iPod updater, but that seems redundant now as it is integrated in to iTunes. I can't click update in iTunes, as it says 'Only macintosh formatted iPods can be updated'.

    Any advice?

    EDIT: Nevermind. Realised I didn't actually set it to restore. Fixed!
  2. Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    Kite flying
    This also happened to me when I had to re-format my iPod earlier this year when I switched to Mac. I had exchanged my ageing Toshiba for a splendid MBP. It was fairly easy actually, surprsingly so, to simply restore the iPod and then reformatting it to Mac.

    Cheers and good luck

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