merging 2 partitions with files ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macchiato2009, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    I used to know that since Lion, it was possible to split a hard drive into 2 partitions or more without reformatting the drive

    but now that i have this external HDD separated into 2 partitions with files on both, I would like to merge them back

    will i lose all my data if i do so ?

    thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Yep. You should move your data to another location, merge the partitions, then move your data back.
     
  3. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    shoot

    all my data on both partitions combined is about 2 Gb

    nowhere else to put it while i merge the partitions :(
     

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