reformatting ipod classic to mac

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

  1. mleibowi macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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