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Posted on: 2009/4/4 21:22

Can NOT find the damned FWID!
What the hell does "FWID" mean and where the hell can I find it. And do NOT direct me to the "online documenatation," because I'm running Windows Vista and the documentation does not address Vista owners!

Thanks a lot from yet another frustrated user!

Ed Newbold, Columbus, OH
Posted on: 2009/4/6 14:05

Re: Can NOT find the damned FWID!
fwid is a 16 characters long string needed on new iPod models

# Mac
Connect your iPod
From the apple menu (top left of screen) select About this Mac and click More Info
(optional) Select Mini Profile in the View menubar
In the left column select Hardware and then USB
In the USB Device Tree you should see your iPod listed, select it
the FWID is the Serial Number listed in the lower box

# Windows
If iTunes is installed FWID should be retrieved automatically.

Otherwise (XP or newer only):
Open the Control panel and got to Device manager
Find your iPod in the list of devices (probably under hard drives) and double click it
Go to Details tab and select Device Instance ID in the drop down box
The FWID is the 16 digit number near the end of the string shown

# Linux
Connect your iPod
In terminal type sudo lsusb -v | grep -i Serial
Look for your iPod device, the FWID should be the 16 character long string shown.

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