(Another) problem resizing partitons?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by williemyers, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. williemyers macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    hi again, all!
    I'm tearing hair again, trying to mess with some partitions on an internal (not Boot) drive.
    please take a look at the attached screenshot, will you?
    "AV Arch" used to be 1 TB, I downsized it to 750 GB. That worked, but I'm now trying to enlarge "SoftArch" from 500 GB to "750 GB" and I can't because it seems that, even though "AV" was successfully reduced, it seems to still be holding on to about 250 GB of space - the space that "Soft" would need to expand?
    any thoughts?

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  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    You cannot add free space to the beginning of a partition. What you would need to do is back up the partition you want to enlarge (you do have a backup right?). Delete that partition and then create a new partition at the size you want it to be. Then you would restore your data.

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