PC wont read my Ipod Nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Star Destroyer, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #1
    Okay, so i have a first Gen iPod Nano, i got it (1GB) when i bought my macbook over the summer. It works great on my macbook, but when i install iTunes and plug it my PC tells me that my iPod cannot be read that i should reformat it to work..

    It works great on my Macbook whats up with this problem?
    any help?
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #2
    In short, your iPod is formatted for Mac OS in HFS+ . Windows cannot see HFS+ volumes, hence you will need to setup this iPod in Windows in order for Windows to see it.

    The nice thing is, Windows formatted iPods can still be seen and used in OS X.
     
  3. Star Destroyer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #3
    sooo i SHOULD reformat it with my PC, and that way i would be able to update it from my PC and my Macbook?
     
  4. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    #4
    yes
    You are looking to format it as FAT32. This can be read/written to in Windows and Mac OSX.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    #5
    Yes, but you'll need to do firmware updates from the PC if it's Windows formatted.
     

Share This Page