3G iPod: from Windows to a Mac?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hellosunshine, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. hellosunshine macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2006
    I have a 3G iPod that is set for Windows computers. I recently got a Macbook and am wondering if the iPod will work on the MacBook (ie if I can transfer songs to the iPod from the Mac if it is supposedly formatted for a Windows computer). Will this work or will I have to get a new iPod? eek.
  2. ExileinBlonde macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2006
    You don't need a new iPod, but you are going to have to restore it, which means the hard drive will be wiped clean. You can convert it for a Mac by using the iPod for Mac Software Updater on the Apple website. However, once the iPod is reformatted, it will only work with Macs. You need Mac OS 9.2 or Mac OS X 10.1 or later to reformat an iPod for Windows into an iPod for Mac.

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