Converting HP iPod to use HFS+?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by bousozoku, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. bousozoku
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    Has anyone a way to switch the disk format to HFS+ or at least, to allow the 40 GB HP iPod to show up in Mac OS X?

    I actually bought the thing to help me transport files from my camera and it doesn't show up on the desktop or in Disk Utility.
     
  2. Bear
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    Make sure you hav ethe latest iPod Updater on your system and use that to reset the iPod. Doing this on a Mac should reformat it to HFS+
     
  3. bousozoku
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    Thanks for your help. I must have the latest updater because it updated the iPod yesterday. I'll try resetting it.

    Excellent. It did not mention when it was done--kept saying "Do not disconnect." After an hour or so, I took a chance and ejected it. Also, found that I must disable the automatic updating to allow me to access the storage manually.

    Hopefully, this information will help someone else. :)
     
  4. LimeiBook86
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    You are correct. :) Have fun with your new iPod! :D
     

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