formatting my 160gb 7th gen ipod classic to fat32 for crossplatform compatability

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sossity, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I discussed this with someone on the apple forums & they suggested for crossplatform windows/mac compatability that I try formatting my ipod to fat32.

    I have heard of mac os's disk utility, could it do this? & what steps do I take to do this?

    would a fat32 ipod work with the mac version of itunes?

    I am on a macbook pro 2010 running snowleopard 10.6.3
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Pardon, but what does this have to do with the format of my ipod's hard drive? could you kindly explain? I am having a little trouble making the connection.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    dffd.cffc replied to the wrong thread, don't worry :p

    Yes, you can do this. When I restored my iPod mini under windows it formatted as fat32, I can now mount it on windows and OS X and sync with both windows and OS X. I'm not sure if you can do it without the windows version of iTunes, though.
     

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