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    Switching To Mac iPod Formatted For Windows?

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    Switching To Mac iPod Formatted For Windows?
    Hiya my ipod formatt is currently windows what will happen when i plug my ipod into my new mac when i get it? Would i have to restore my ipod or what?

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    Switching To Mac iPod Formatted For Windows?
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    Macs work fine with Windows formatted iPods.

    The only downside is that if there is an iPod update released you will only be able to update it on a PC if you keep the Windows format. Other than that, there should be no issues.


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    Switching To Mac iPod Formatted For Windows?

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    can i un windows formatt it by restoring it when plugged into my mac?

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    Switching To Mac iPod Formatted For Windows?
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    Sure can. That will convert it to Mac format. Make sure you back everything up as a Restore will wipe everything out.


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    The only thing I noticed was that syncing was slower when mine was initially FAT32 formatted.
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    Switching To Mac iPod Formatted For Windows?

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    ok thanks for your help with my newbie questions

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