1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 26, 2009 11:14 AM by roaminggnome
artcgal Level 1 (5 points)
I've been a proud Mac user since 2005, but I'll be getting a new (PC laptop) in a couple of months.

Currently, both my iPod Touch (32 Gig) and my iPod 5th Gen (30 Gig) are formatted for iTunes for Mac. When I get my PC will I have to reformat both iPod's? Or could I go ahead and install iTunes and sync both iPods like I normally have? I plan to continue using iTunes after I get my PC.

If I do need to reformat, will I lose my apps from my iPod Touch?

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPod 30GB (black), iPod Touch 32GB (2G)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (94,465 points)
    You do not need to reformat the ipod touch. It is not formatted to a particular machine as other ipods are.

    You should be able to use your back up copy of itunes to move your apps and music to your new computer.

    For the other ipod:

    "Using an iPod formatted for Macintosh on a Windows computer is not supported. Using an iPod formatted for Windows on a Macintosh computer is not supported. To determine your iPod's hard disk format see "iPod: How to determine iPod's hard disk format." To change the iPod format you will need to restore iPod using iTunes. For more information on the how to restore iPod with iTunes see "Restoring iPod to factory settings."