formatting an ipod to fat 32 for cross platform compatability

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sossity, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    can this be done if I installed itunes on my windows side (xp pro, & windows 7 pro) on my macbook pro?

    right now the ipod is mac formatted, or could I use disk utility in mac os to format to fat 32?
  2. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    Plug the iPod in on the Windows side and Restore it using iTunes to convert it to FAT32.

    Formatting the iPod using Disk Utility won't work - iTunes on Mac will force you to restore it to Mac format before it'll work again. Restoring it to FAT32 in Windows won't cause this problem.

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