Ipod and Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Samwise592, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Samwise592 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have an iPod formatted with windows, will i be able to use this normally with a mac?

    what about the opposite? if i reformat it with mac, will i be able to use it with windows?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Windows formatted ipod works fine on Windows and Mac

    Mac formatted ipod only works on Mac
     
  3. Samwise592 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what about flash drives? are they all cross-platform?
     
  4. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Most of the time... but they can be reformatted and not always work :)
     
  5. annk Administrator

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    I had one flash-drive type unit, a Creative mp3 player, that wouldn't work on my son's Mac until I plugged it into my Windows machine at work. I did something to it there, don't remember exactly what (maybe even just opened and then ejected it), but then it worked fine.

    The important thing to remember about flash drives, is that when you erase the contents, you have to empty the trash on the computer before you eject the drive. Otherwise, the files still take up space. :eek:
     

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