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 6502a

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    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

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    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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