format iPod.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by charlesbronsen, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    Toronto, Ont
    I have a 1GB iPod that was originally used in a windoes based system for some time. Now I want to format it in os x as I don't use it with windows anymore and in iTunes it says "only mac formatted ipods can be updated" In disk utility I was about to format but got a message saying "formatting this iPod will cause it to loose some functions". I don't want to loose any functions though. So how would I go about formatting this thing?
  2. Cyclotrode macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2007
    The restore option in iTunes should do the trick. Do a backup before restoring though since you want to keep your files.

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