Convert Fat32 iPod to HFS?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ryan.stewie, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. ryan.stewie macrumors regular

    ryan.stewie

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    I'm planning on getting a Mac, but my iPod is windows formatted, i know that Mac iTunes works with Fat32 ipods, so i can transfer my purchases over, but I also understand that i cannot update my fat32 ipod on a mac, so i can transfer my purchases on the mac itunes, but how do i convert my iPod to HFS Mac format so I can update on a Mac?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Restore the iPod from iTunes on the Mac. Unfortunately this will erase everything on the iPod though.
     
  3. ryan.stewie thread starter macrumors regular

    ryan.stewie

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    What if i use itunes on the mac to transfer my purchases BEFORE restoring the ipod with the mac?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    That's a good idea. However, your iPod will still be erased. Make sure your Mac has a copy of everything you want on it. :)
     

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