Re-Format iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by CommonMan, Dec 21, 2006.

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    CommonMan

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    I was using my iPod with the iTunes we had in our Mac G3 and everything was working fine. Then, I wrecked the G3 by accidentally putting over a gig of files on the desktop. The only way I can fix it is to reload the operating system. This will wipe out everything on the G3 hard drive. My question is this: when I get the G3 up and running and plug in the iPod, will I need to re-format the iPod? Will I have to start all over again as far as loading songs on the iPod? It took a lot of time to select and put those songs on the iPod.
     
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    bigandy

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    if your iMac is Firewire equipped (the later ones were), you shouldn't have much trouble to solve any issue - use Target Disk Mode to sort it out (your Mac mounts like an external drive on another machine, yours or a friend's).

    Single user mode can also solve the issue. Although, why is there a problem? If they're pictures, and the 'preview' mode is set on, yeah, you're screwed :rolleyes:

    You don't need to reformat your iPod. If it was set to manage files manually it's fine, if not just press 'no' when it asks you.

    :)
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    Someone else had that problem. Log into single user mode and use command line to move everything on the desktop into a folder.
     

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