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Need to change iPod from Windows format to Macinotsh format

When i bought my iPod I still had my PC :( Now that I upgraded to an iMac, my iPod still says it's formatted to windows so i can't get updates

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Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod.five_rs/

I think restore might do the trick. follow the instuctions, Ipod video / ipod classic.

If you need more assistance let me know. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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Please formate the player with your pc


Hi anisnakum
You mentioned you had an Ipod, so use this solution for your problem
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Since iPods are basically big hard drives with special software and a screen, the hard drive in your iPod needs to be formatted.
Formatting is essentially the process of prepping the drive to talk to the computer it connects to.
Luckily, you usually don't have to worry about formatting your iPod.
Formatting happens automatically when you first set up your iPod.
If you use your iPod with a Mac, during this process it becomes Mac formatted. Be sure you have Itunes download to your computer
If you use it with Windows, it gets Windows formatting.
If your using a Mac then it will Mac format.
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Hi marksoncaran...

Since iPods are basically big hard drives with special software and a screen, the hard drive in your iPod needs to be formatted.
Formatting is essentially the process of prepping the drive to talk to the computer it connects to.
Luckily, you usually don't have to worry about formatting your iPod.
Formatting happens automatically when you first set up your iPod.
If you use your iPod with a Mac, during this process it becomes Mac formatted.
If you use it with Windows, it gets Windows formatting.

If you want to clear the hard drive...the way you will format it you will double left click on "My computer" when the window opens you will have to find your Ipod amonst the listings...right click on it and select "format"...the follow the instructions
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How to Reformat iPod In order to reformat iPod to work on both Mac and PC, connect your iPod to a Windows computer. Then follow the steps in the how to restore your iPod article. This will reset your iPod and format it for Windows.
Now, resync your iPod with the computer that contains your iTunes library. ITunes will ask you if you want to erase and sync the iPod. If you say yes, this will redownload your iTunes library to the iPod.
At this point, you may also need a way to easily move your iTunes library to the second computer. A quick way to do this is with software that copies the contents of your iPod to a computer. Learn more about iPod copy and backup software here.
Checking iPod Format Each time you sync your iPod, you can check what format it is. In the iPod management screen in iTunes, there’s some data at the top of the window next to the image of your iPod. One of those items is “Format,” which tells you how your iPod is formatted.
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When i connect my ipod and wanna syncronize it is giving me this massage(itunes has detected a macintosh-formatted ipod. you must restore this ipod before you can use it on windows)


Yes to use a mac formatted ipod with windows you must reformat. But a PC formatted ipod can be read by a MAC. It seems silly and complicated, just remember ipods came out before OSX and ipods had a different file format. Almost all ipods are "PC" formatted now so people dont have this issue unless you want it that way.

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You have to mannualy set all the parametes after connecting to iTunes to mannually managed mode. I mean turn off automatic sync n stuff.
But as soon as u connect the iPod to the windows pc if u get a msg saying that u need to sync newly or format, in that case i am sorry u cant get back ur songs, it will be deleted. the reason for this is when u connect ur ipod to iTunes in the summary tab u will have to uncheck certain features which it shows like the automatic sync n stuff. You will have to check the manually managed box.

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Windows and MAC each want to format the player in their own way - using both on one iPod = eventual death for your iPod (and mass confusion, frustration in between). Pick a computer - format the player for that computer only. Make sure that all songs you are trying to load are in the right format suggested by the user manaul. WMA files are trouble - avoid them if possible (if you want, I will give you clarification on this).

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Turn on the iPod and look at the firmware rev. You should find this in Settings - About and then press the play button twice to see the firmware screen. You will see the Version and should look something like 1.0.3 PC.

You cannot use a PC formatted unit on a Mac and vice-versa unless you re-format the unit using iTunes.

Since you bought this unit is Thailand, I would make sure it's an actual Apple iPod and not a knock-off.

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yes all you need is a usb cable . download itunes this will help you load music and pics but if you want to clear the mp3 then just format it that will give you a clear start all you need to do is plug it into your pc when it reconised look for drive G then right click on it then format it then let itunes do the rest

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