Windows to Mac Newbie . . .HELP!!!

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  1. gordoebg macrumors newbie

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    OK I have taken the plunge. I just placed an order for a new MacBook. I am switching from a Dell PC. I also have a 20G ipod that is obviously formatted to windows. I have two questions:

    1. How do I get my itunes music moved from my PC to my new Mac?

    2. How do I re-format my ipod into a Mac format?

    Thank you so much.
     
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  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    First, copy the music over a network, or just network the 2 computers. Then, plug the iPod into the mac, with music already loaded, and it should take you through the rest.
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    You can use a program like iPodRip to move the music that's currently on your iPod to your new Mac, and then restore the iPod in iTunes, which will re-format it to HFS+.
     
  5. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    try senuti

    Another way to transfer music from your iPod to your new Mac is with Senuti:

    http://www.fadingred.org/senuti/

    It's free and very easy to use. If your entire music library is on your iPod, this is the way to go.

    I'm not sure about how to keep your playlists and such, though.
     
  6. gordoebg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all so much. I am sure that I will be back more than once with other questions about my new Mac.
     
  7. gordoebg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK I thought of something else. Quite a bit of the music I want to move from the PC to the Mac was purchased from itunes on my PC. Am I going to have any issues with the music transferring to my Mac? Thanks.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    No, but you only get to authorize 5 machines, so if you don't want your PC to be one of them, click on store in iTunes on your PC then deauthorize account.
     
  9. Copyrajter macrumors member

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    I'm not so sure about that. From mac to mac yes, but as soon as he plugs his iPod in to his mac it will ask him to format it so he'll be able to use it on a mac. No?
     
  10. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    No. Macs can read FAT32 just fine.
     
  11. dannyss macrumors member

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    I connected my son's Windows formated iPod to my macbook, no problem!
    All of my music i transfered from my pc to the mac with an ethernet connection, home network. Share the folder on the PC, start SMB (System preferences>Sharing.
     

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