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

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

    May 12, 2010
    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

    May 12, 2010
    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

    Feb 19, 2011
    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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