merging a partition

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ultra7k, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. ultra7k macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    I recently deleted an old partition that had an old recovery on the drive. Now it's just a spare partition of 650mb sitting there.

    My question is if I merge it (the now empty partition) with the rest of the 500gb drive it was originally a part of (the 500gb has data on it), will I lose data that I currently have on the 500gb partition?

  2. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I don't believe so, but you should definitely have a backup before attempting it.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If the 650 MB partition comes after/below the 500 GB partition, it will work via selecting the 650 MB partition and then pressing the - button in Disk Utility, pressing APPLY and then dragging the 500 GB partition border corner to the bottom while in the Partition tab. Then press APPLY.

  4. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I am in the same situation as the OP except my partition that I want to delete/merge comes before the partition that I want to keep. How do I go about preserving the data on the Mac Clone Boot Drive while merging or deleting Misc which has no data? BTW I am talking about an external HDD as you can see

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