iPod hooked to Mac then windows

jerni

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I put 1100 songs on my brother in laws 160gb classic from my MacBook. But then he went to connect it to his laptop a windows machine it told him a restore needed to be done. 'iTunes couldn't read the iPod because it was formatted for Mac' I've never had this happen but I also don't remember ever plugging our devices from Mac to windows before this.

Any insight?
 

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Sucks! Now I'm transferring all of the music to a jump drive so he can back it up on to his laptop. 5gbs and it's taking forever
 

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That's what I did with my friend's. She had an iPod nano, formatted it on the iMac and ended up transferring music via external drive instead. Quite fiddly.
 
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Eddie.S

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I think iTune should work.Other than this you can use third party commercial software like MusicRescue, Sharepod,Phoneview etc.