Backing up a Boot Camp partition

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I have a 32GB FAT32 Boot Camp partition at the moment. I wish to make this larger and change its type to NTFS, without having to reinstall all my apps and data, and also get my Mac to write to the new NTFS partition.

    My understanding is that I need to do the steps in this order:
    1. Convert the partition to NTFS
    2. Back it up
    3. Use Boot Camp Assistant to recreate the partition
    4. Restore
    5. Install an NTFS driver on the Mac

    Is there some sort of tutorial available on how to do this sort of thing? I know how to do these sorts of tasks on the Mac side with Single-User Mode, the Terminal, and all that geeky stuff. I'm not at all familiar with how it's done in Windows though.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Since nobody responded I went ahead and did it myself. It really wasn't too hard.

    I downloaded Winclone, installed it, converted my Windows partition to NTFS using some instructions I found with a Google search, cloned my partition, resized it, and restored the clone, then booted into Windows to make sure it worked. All was well, though Windows insisted on checking my disk before starting.:D
     

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