PC ipod convert to mac?

joe90

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Original poster
Jan 24, 2005
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Hi,

i've got a 1st gen iPod for the PC (or 2nd gen iPod- not sure) and am switching now to a powerbook. will my ipod still be able to work with OS X or is there software i'll have to download to reformat it or something?

cheers
 

mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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It will work as is (without reformatting) because Mac OS X works just fine with FAT32 (Windows format) volumes. If you do want to reformat it as an HFS+ (Mac format) iPod, you can. The only advantage to doing that is slightly more space and faster mounting. Anyway, bottom line is, don't worry, it'll work just fine.
 

lancerx78

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Jun 8, 2004
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Another drawback to using a FAT32 volume iPod is that it does not support custom icons (when using the iPod as a storage device).
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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After your first sync think about redoing it as HFS+
That way you don't loose music, and your iPod is faster. And its a 2G iPod if the scroll wheel is a trackpad but the buttons are physical, as well as those being the first to natively work with Windows.
 
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