format iPod on Mac to FAT32

Discussion in 'iPod' started by I'm a ROb, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2007

    I've got a question on the iPod file system:

    My iPod is primarily used on my iMac: there is my music libary and stuff, and I will perfom updates for the iPod from this iMac. Yet, I do want to use it, or part of it, as an external hard drive. So I can transfer files from work (windows) to home. How do I set this up?

    - can I switch to the FAT32 from my iMac, or does iTunes on windows have to do this?
    - will the iMac still be able to perform updates on the iPod after this switch?
    - is it possible to "split" the iPod's hard drive into two: 79 GB for music (mac), 1 GB to FAT32 for file transfer?
    - forget about all this and just listen to music on my iPod and get a USB-stick ?

    Thanks for any help / advise!
  2. macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2007
    I don't think you can partition the iPod. Get a USB flash drive. :/

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