Disk Partitioning Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by covertsurfer, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2007

    I have a 500GB External Hard Drive. It has 3 partitions;2 FAT32 and 1 Mac OS Extended(Journaled). The Mac partition is used for Time Machine.

    I now want to get rid of the FAT32 partitions and have just the one partition for Time Machine.

    I can't work out how to do it in Disk Utility. Please help!
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Well you're going to have to copy the Mac partition off to another drive first unless you don't mind losing your Time Machine backup, because repartitioning requires reformatting the drive.

    After that it's just a matter of selecting the hard drive in the left pane,(Not a partition, but the top-level drive) clicking the 'Partition' tab in the right pane, then select '1 partition' from the partition scheme drop-down list. Click apply and you're done.

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