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Reformatting Ipod from Windows to Mac?

8609 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2007 5:04 PM by The Mav RSS
pdxchick Calculating status...
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I received an Ipod Nano for Christmas 2006 and formatted it to Windows. However, I just recently purchased a MacBookPro and would like to have my Ipod and Itunes on my Mac. Is there a way to reformat my Ipod so it's formatted for a Mac instead of Windows? Would restoring do this? Or am I out of luck?? Thanks!
Ipod Nano 2nd Generation, Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Oct 5, 2007 1:06 AM (in response to pdxchick)
    Restoring your iPod Nano on the Mac will reformat it. Restoring will erase and reformat the iPod's hard drive, reload the software with the Mac version and put it back to default settings. Once the restore is complete follow the on screen instructions and it should connect to iTunes and give you a prompt to automatically update your library onto the fresh installation. If you want to update manually or using selected playlists choose no and it will default to manual mode and you can choose whatever setting you like: Restoring iPod to factory settings with iTunes 7

    By the way, for future reference you've posted in the iPod Shuffle forum, you might want to post any other questions in the Nano forum where you can be sure you get a relevant answer.
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Xerox XA7-19i LCD Monitor, 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic
  • auntie sharon Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2007 6:21 AM (in response to Zevoneer)
    so, would these instructions also work with 1st generation shuffle? moving from mac to pc?
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • 0Ari0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,995 points)
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    Nov 9, 2007 8:49 AM (in response to auntie sharon)
    auntie sharon wrote:
    so, would these instructions also work with 1st generation shuffle? moving from mac to pc?


    Yes, but you shouldn't have to reformat a shuffle since it ONLY uses Windows FAT format no matter which platform it's used with.

    Restoring it is a good idea, IF necessary...
    Ibook/iMac/QS/eMac/PB iPodPhoto, Nano, Shuffle v1(1.1.5)&2(1.0.3) iTunes7.3, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • The Mav Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2007 5:04 PM (in response to Zevoneer)
    do you restore it by plugging it into the Mac, or into the PC and hitting restore in iTunes?
    24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)

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