Repair Mac Drive in Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redneon, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. redneon macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    I have a Mac formatted iPod and I use MacDrive to use it with iTunes in Windows.

    The problem is, the last time I disconnected my iPod from my system, I did it without ejecting the iPod first. Now, when I connect my iPod to my Windows machine I get a message from MacDrive saying that my iPod is set to read-only mode because I didn't eject it and the only way to change this is to verify and/or repair the disk in OS X. This wouldn't be an issue if I had my Mac with me but I wont have it for two weeks and I have quite a bit of stuff I want to put on my iPod.

    Does anyone have a solution for me?
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Take it to an Apple Retail Store, plug it into a Mac there and do it. Other than that, Windows is pretty much useless because it doesn't know what to do with an HFS+ file system.
  3. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    1. why dont you format it for windows?
    2. how did you get it formated to mac, if you dont have a mac? (or do you)
  4. redneon thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    I do have a Mac. It's at my house, but I'm on holiday for two weeks with access only to a Windows machine.

    Windows does understand HFS+ with MacDrive. It adds HFS+ file system support into the kernel.

    EDIT: I've just had a thought. Would it be possible to back everything on my iPod up to my PC, format my iPod for Windows and then copy it all back? If so, how could I do this? It's a 30gb video iPod.
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    If you have the files on your PC, then format away..

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