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How can I Format/Erase my iPod Mini?

61382 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2010 6:47 AM by Zevoneer RSS
DeonH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 11, 2010 6:47 AM
Hi there.
iPod mini, 6Gig with latest iTunes on Vista Ultimate SP1.

How can I format/delete everything on my iPod without erasing anything in iTunes. I want to rebuild my iPod and I am not sure if my iPod is keeping track of all the changes.

Regards,
Deon
iPos Mini, Windows Vista, Latest iTunes
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Dec 11, 2010 6:47 AM (in response to DeonH)
    *How can I format/delete everything on my iPod without erasing anything in iTunes*

    Restore your iPod in iTunes. Restoring will erase the iPod's hard drive, reload the software and put it back to default settings (it doesn't affect anything you have in the iTunes library on your computer). Once the restore is complete follow the on screen instructions to name the iPod and automatically sync your songs and videos onto the fresh installation. Press Done and the iPod will appear in iTunes and start to sync. If you want to update manually or using selected playlists uncheck the box beside the sync automatically instruction and press Done, it will default to manual mode and you can choose whatever setting you like: Restoring iPod to factory settings with iTunes 7
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Mac OS X (10.5), Xerox XA7-19i LCD Monitor, 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Dec 11, 2010 6:47 AM (in response to DeonH)
    You're welcome, I'm glad it's working for you. Take care.
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Mac OS X (10.5), Xerox XA7-19i LCD Monitor, 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic

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