Help, I needed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JoeKav, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. JoeKav, Sep 9, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011

    JoeKav macrumors newbie

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    When I installed Lion from Snow Leopard yesterday I had to make a partition for it. Now I am running Lion and I cant expand my useable hard drive space. As you can see from my screenshot below all the options that usually lead to expanding or deleting are 'grayed out' and unusable. Perhaps it is in the wrong format? I can change that at least. Also, I cannot click and drag the top partition to make it smaller it is gray and unusable . I can edit my operating partition Macintosh HD 2, but only to make it smaller...not helpful.

    http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/999...kxmFzCD1r2lger

    I need my whole hard drive!
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

    aziatiklover

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    finder>disk utility>select the main HDD partition> click on partition and drag/- button the HDD right corner to the bottom.
     
  3. JoeKav thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cannot click and drag the top free space partition, it is essentially 'grayed out'. I can only move the bottom Macintosh HD 2 to make it smaller...not helpful.
     
  4. Sc00tr macrumors regular

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    #4
    your link is not working.

    It should state somewhere why it can not be changed. If the drive is encrypted then the size can not be changed.
     

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