How to make a partition bigger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbtrade, May 11, 2011.

  1. jbtrade macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    So after installing windows 7 I now have 30 gigs of space. I'm wanting to make my partition larger using a program. My question is, will this affect my mac osx side? And, what program do you guys recommend?
  2. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    go into OSX and use disk utility and you can resize the partition as long as you have the extra space available.
  3. jbtrade thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    There isn't any options to resize the partition in utilities.
  4. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    Yes there is ;)

    Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility

    Click the drive you want on the left, select the partition tab along the top, set the desired size.

    NOTE: Although it's supposed to be able to do it with no problems, it's strongly recommended you back up your HDD before adjusting any partitions in case you have problems.

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