is it possible to install OS9 drivers w/out wiping HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by teabgs, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. teabgs macrumors 68030


    Jan 18, 2002
    behind you
    My HD is 120 GB. It says I have used 101, but when I count all my data it only is 45 GB. So I'd like to recover all this missing space. Trying to use Norton Systemworks doesnt work, because I dont have the OS9 drivers installed on the drive as I never use OS9.

    Repairing the permissions and disk with disk utility didn't work either.

    Can I install the OS9 drivers without wiping my drive and starting over?

  2. Golem macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2003
    Are you sure You are counting correctly?

    I have reformated some fairly full,very fragmented boxes that have been sitting at >90% full for months with Multi gig files copied and others deleted to make room constantly and never had this problem to any noticeable extent.

    You can simply copy OS 9 system folder from a similar machine and most times it is pretty happy about it.

    Or you can back up the whole machine,reformat and reinstall and it should recover any missing space.
  3. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    just pop in an os9 cd and install. no formatting needed.

    a better idea may be to burn a 9 system folder to a cd with systemworks on it and boot from that.

    my guess is that you missed something... maybe hidden files... but i have never heard of your data doubling in size.

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