Deleting Partition

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ShukuenShinobi, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. ShukuenShinobi macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    Sterling Heights, MI
    I had a 250 GB WD External HDD to store all of my school projects and personal projects on, so I didn't clutter the HDD of my Macbook Pro. When I purchased Leopard, I partitioned the drive into 2 equal drives, 1 for Time Machine, and 1 for storage.

    My family just purchased a 500 GB Time Capsule, so I have no need for the Time Machine Partition in my External HDD.

    My question is. Is there anyway I can delete the Time Machine portion of my External, making the External a single partition, without deleting the 100 GB worth of projects I have saved?

    I would have gone ahead and done it, but seeing as how I had to reformat the drive when I partitioned it in the first place, I figured I would ask before I put my projects in danger.

    Thanks in advanced.
  2. munson macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Yeah, you would be right that your files would be in danger. I would find a buddy that has an external HDD you could store your files on for a short time, or if you have enough space on your native HDD, just store them on there until you reformat. I am about 98% sure that your only solution to get rid of the partition is to reformat the whole drive...

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