iPod Classic Update on Mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by NDimichino, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    I originally set up my iPod on Windows. I now have a MacBook and was looking to find a way around the "Only Macintosh-formatted iPods can be updated."

    Is there a way?
     
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Yes, you simply reformat the iPod onto the Mac and then set it to Mac; I did that when I switched from PC to Mac earlier this year. Good luck and cheers.
     
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    Awesome, appreciate it... if only I knew it was that easy beforehand.
     
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    Okay, can someone run through how to reformat for me real quick?
     
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    Other posters on other threads seem to suggest that Windows formatted iPods can work on both Windows and Mac; my experience was yours, however, and I received that same message when I connected my iPod to my new MBP (the kind chap in the Apple shop had already transferred all of my files, installed Office for Mac, and most importantly, transferred iTunes for me.) I checked both iTunes and iPod today when I read your post and wracked my memory; my recollection is that it was very easy and pretty straightforward and involved the "restore" button; when that comes up as restore factory settings, and the factory settings have been restored, (which wipes the iPod by the way; you'll have to reinstall iTunes, and your music library, and may mislay your playlists along the way, but that does not take long) you type in Macintosh rather than Windows when it asks you how you wish to have it formatted. That's it. Cheers and good luck.
     

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