Need to re-partition hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shawnpringle, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. shawnpringle macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,
    I need to partition an external hard drive because time machine requires its own partition. How would i go about this without deleting the entire drive and doing it that way?
    Thanks,
    Shawn
     
  2. dquattlebum macrumors member

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    #2
    Use Disc Utility under Applications > Utilities
     
  3. shawnpringle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way you could be more specific on how i would go about this? I dont have a redundant backup of the drive and i dont want to **** anything up.
     
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

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    Do what he said. Open disk utility.

    Then click on the drive you wish to partition. Go to partition. Click the single partition square then click the + sign on the bottom. Size your partition and choose the format type. Go.

    Nothing will be lost.
     

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