iPod format

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Quadgod86, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Quadgod86
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    When I first bought my iPod I had a Windblows machine for school reasons. Since then I have reverted back to Mac and want to change the format of my iPod from Windblows to Mac. Is this possible? If so, how?
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  2. jkelly888
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    i belive that you just have to plug it into the mac and restore it using the updater. but if i'm not mistaken, a windows formatted ipod should work in a mac too
     
  3. Daeman
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    A few points to add, had a wondows formatted ipod and it worked fine on my powerbook. however for it to update it had to be reformatted to mac and now i cant use it as an external harddrive on windows machines which is a little annoying. but yes to reformat it simply run an ipod updater and it will automatically change the format.
     
  4. Quadgod86
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    The iPod works fine on the mac.
    My point was really more about updating the software, which I can't do with the windows format. Does restoring the iPod wipe all the info clean? I only use it for music.
     
  5. mad jew
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    Yeah, restoring it completely erases everything on the iPod and changes the settings back to the factory default. Unless you manually manage your music though, this shouldn't be a problem. :)
     
  6. 2nyRiggz
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    Just make sure you have all of your songs that are on the ipod....you will kick yourself if u lose them.


    Bless
     
  7. plinkoman
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    yea, just run the updater and it will take care of it. my iPod used to be windows formatted, and when i got my powerbook last november, i didn't bother reformatting it because it still worked just fine, but i finnaly restored it just a few hours ago to install iPodlinux :eek: :D
     

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