reformatting ipod classic to mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mleibowi, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. mleibowi macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
    My ipod classic is formatted for PC. However, I bought a Mac and I'm using it exclusively with my Mac. How do I format the ipod such that it is in Mac format and the software can be updated? Will I lose playlists etc... if I change the format to Mac?
  2. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    simply connect the ipod to the mac, open itunes and in the itunes preferences window, click restore. And yes you will lose everything you have placed on it-think of it like you are reformatting a hard drive and re-installing an OS-you lose everything on it and you will have to re-sync your ipod
  3. turbo8765 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    This didn't work for me. After the restore, my iPod is still formated for Windows.

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