Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:06 AM   #1
chubbsazn
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
External Hard Drive partioning help

I have a 1TB external hard drive (NTFS) that has all my files from my old PC, how do I create a partition on it for HFS+ without formatting it so that I can use it for Time Machine and the like?
chubbsazn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by chubbsazn View Post
I have a 1TB external hard drive (NTFS) that has all my files from my old PC, how do I create a partition on it for HFS+ without formatting it so that I can use it for Time Machine and the like?
You can't get it from NTFS to HFS+ without formatting. Your safest bet is to move your files off the drive, repartition and format, then move the files back.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extend built-in hard drive with external hard drive? booyahbooyah OS X Mavericks (10.9) 3 Dec 4, 2013 09:37 AM
Turning Internal Hard drive into External Hard Drive - Help Please Ne0the1 iMac 33 Jan 8, 2013 01:02 PM
Make external hard drive default hard drive utahman130 PowerPC Macs 4 Dec 26, 2012 09:51 AM
Use external hard drive as time machine and external hard drive Cubeeless MacBook Pro 4 Aug 20, 2012 04:00 PM
Dead hard drive - need temporary external hard drive solution Gwenyn iMac 20 Jun 14, 2012 06:15 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC