Case-sensitive to normal.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DonKnize, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. DonKnize macrumors newbie


    Apr 27, 2016
    I have OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4 on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13", 2014). I am using mac for a month. Everything is great except one thing: CASE-SENSITIVE type of boot disk. Steam is ok, I can install it on another partition and other apps too, but Adobe soft can't. I would like to transform my case-sensitive disk to normal, but I am not sure how to do that. I don't wanna to lose my data. I have two tips.

    1. iPartition - is it really save solution? Can it do that?

    2. Carbon Copy Cloner - I have 30 trial version. My theory is - copy boot partition (case-sensitive) to second partition (not case-sensitive; both partition are on one disk) and make the second boot partition. After reformat the first one to none case-sensitive and copy data back and make it boot partition again. Is it solid solution? Have my theory mistakes? Do you have any experience or tutorial how to do that save?

    Thanks for help, ideas and answer.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That will work just fine. You might want to also clone the partition off to an external first just in case things go badly.
  3. DonKnize thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 27, 2016
    Maybe little tutorial for others:

    1. I clone my boot partition to another partition with insensitive format by Carbon Copy Cloner

    2. Set up backup on as Recovery HD

    3. Set backup as startup disk

    4. Restart Mac

    5. Turn off Carbon Copy Cloner (my Disk Utility didn't allow me erase disk until that)

    6. Erase previous partition and format to insensitive.

    7. Get data back by CCC.

    8. Setup as startup disk.

    9. Restart and voiala!

    (It is good to have more backups for safe.)

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