(Another) problem resizing partitons?

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

  1. williemyers macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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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