MBP and WD external HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jenko, May 24, 2012.

  1. Jenko macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    If in the future my MBP internal drive was full and I needed to empty or erase it how would I transfer my folders to the my external WD HDD. Sorry if I am not being clear enough what I am trying to say is there a way to use my WD external HDD so that I can use part of it for time machine back ups and the other part for storing other folders, photos, films, itunes stuff etc... Thanks again.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, you can partition the drive using Disk Utility, then use one partition for backups and the other for additional storage.
  3. Jenko thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    How do I do this?

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