Switching iPod Nano from Mac to PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by matt3180, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. matt3180 macrumors newbie

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    I recently reset my sister's iPod because she forgot her volume limit combination and wanted to change it. Now, I restored the iPod as per the instructions on the Apple Docs website, but I did it from my computer(a MacBook). Now the iPod thinks it's in Macintosh format and won't pick up on the Windows PC. I tried running the iPod setup on the Windows PC and it didn't help. Any ideas as to how to make it work on the Windows Machine again?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You have two options, one is a coster, and one is free,

    The free option is to reformat it with the iPod software, or with iTunes 7.

    The coster is to buy Xplay for $30 (you can get a free trial too)

    You can download a free trial of xPlay to copy your music off your iPod first though if you want to reformat.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    after reading your post properly: did windows detect the iPod when you connected it and offer you the option to reformat it?
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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