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Author Topic: Reformat iPod without ipod updater?  (Read 2802 times)

tinyvillager

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Reformat iPod without ipod updater?
« on: December 02, 2005, 11:00:41 PM »
Is there a way,application,out there that can reformat an iPod without that gigantic ipod updater software?

P.S.
Will never buy an ipod again,all the software applications needed are way too cumbersome.
Yeah i got the winamp plugin,yeah you can get the foobar2000 foopod or whatever,but man,shell out 300+ bucks
for a gadget,should be better.Thats my rant.

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Re: Reformat iPod without ipod updater?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2005, 11:03:05 PM »
Well, it is just a disc drive, so, you _COULD_ format it using window's build in formatter, but, if you wish to retain it's ability to play mp3s, that probably won't work. However, I have formatted mine with the for-metioned method, and then again with the Apple formatter, and, it worked for MP3s, so, there is little if any chance of doing permanent damage by trying the standard format option.

PhilKC
It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
Stick it on your site:

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Re: Reformat iPod without ipod updater?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2005, 11:13:51 PM »
Hmmm,interesting.Might give that a try.Thanks