How to make a partition bigger?

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

  1. jbtrade macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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