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My iPod was orginally formatted with a PC.

I plugged my iPod in to my Mac for the first time and it told me it can't update windows formatted ipods.

Anyway to format it to Mac?
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My iPod was orginally formatted with a PC.

I plugged my iPod in to my Mac for the first time and it told me it can't update windows formatted ipods.

Anyway to format it to Mac?
not really. get your songs off your ipod if you have not already then you will have to restore the ipod.


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Restoring your iPod on your Mac will reformat it as a Mac iPod (HFS+ format).


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This is exactly the same question I was going to ask. ****. So I can't do the old iPod rescue stuff to throw my tunes onto the Mac iTunes then? Is there an easy way to shift the iTunes library over to the Mac? Or am I going to have to re-rip all those freaking CDs again? I'd love to put my Library on my external drive to save space on the internal drive, but I'm not quite sure what I'd have to do for that (of course, I know I'd lose access to them when I wasn't home and hooked up to my external drive).
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Thanks guys, worked like a charm =)
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This is exactly the same question I was going to ask. ****. So I can't do the old iPod rescue stuff to throw my tunes onto the Mac iTunes then? Is there an easy way to shift the iTunes library over to the Mac? Or am I going to have to re-rip all those freaking CDs again? I'd love to put my Library on my external drive to save space on the internal drive, but I'm not quite sure what I'd have to do for that (of course, I know I'd lose access to them when I wasn't home and hooked up to my external drive).
Just copy the files to the external drive and then either leave them there or move to the Mac. Then just add them to the library. It's pretty simple really.


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I have a MAC formatted IPod and plugged it into a PC. It gave 2 messages, the first being updates available for the IPod.

The second was reformat.

I chose update first and now its stuck on the faint apple logo and wont do anything.

What happened?:radioacti
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The PC won't read a Mac formatted iPod since MS never included that capability. Plug the iPod back into a Mac and reformat it, then try again.


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My iPod was due to arrive today, but didn't.

I am assuming that MacDrive on my PC will be able to read a Mac formatted ipod?
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If it doesn't you can always try a 3rd party app like YamiPod to access the iPod ...
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If it doesn't you can always try a 3rd party app like YamiPod to access the iPod ...
Thanx for that - I'll see what happens tomorrow (hopefully).
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You should be right with it .... it's not too difficult a concept what you want to do. Post back if you get stuck.
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