merging 2 partitions with files ?

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

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    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 ?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yep. You should move your data to another location, merge the partitions, then move your data back.
  3. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    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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