Can I use my iPod on both my Mac and Windows computers?



The easiest way to use an iPod on both Mac and Windows computers is to format the iPod (using iPod Updater) using the PC.  This will force your iPod to use the Windows file system (FAT32) which both the Mac and PC can read from and write to without the help of additional software.

If you need to use a Mac (HFS+) formatted iPod on a Windows PC, you’ll need to install XPlay 2.2 (or at least MacDrive) from MediaFour Software.  This will enable your Windows PC to read Mac-formatted disks.

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Jerrod H.

Jerrod was a contributing editor at iLounge. He mostly wrote articles about iTunes and iPod accessories. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of both topics and was often able to provide readers with unique insights into the world of Apple products.