Formatting Free Space on External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by raffir, May 22, 2006.

  1. raffir macrumors newbie

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    A while ago I bought an external hard drive. At the time, I formatted half of it in UFS using Disk Utility, leaving the rest as empty space. Now, as far as I can tell, I can't format the rest to create a new partition without erasing the already extant volume!

    Is there any way to format the free space while leaving the rest untouched, maybe using FDISK or a LiveCD (although preferably using Disk Utility)?
     
  2. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Formatted half? Is it partitioned?
     
  3. raffir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has one partition created in the bottom half of the drive. The rest is "free space."
     

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