newbie question - 1st mac

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  1. MetalMatt24 macrumors regular

    MetalMatt24

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    #1
    hello.

    back in December my uncle got me this macbook pro for christmas and it's the 1st mac i've ever owned. i have a few questions.

    1. it says it's a 500.28GB APPLE harddrive
    - Macintosh HD 250GB

    where is the other 250GB?

    Is the other half on unpartitioned space?

    how do i make the whole 500GB on the Macintosh HD partition



    Macbook Pro Retina 15" Late 2013
     
  2. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    If you go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility and then in the left pane of that new window click on the top item (your hard drive) and then go to the Partitions tab in the right pane - what is shown there?
    Or you could post a screenshot of that window in your reply.
     
  3. MetalMatt24 thread starter macrumors regular

    MetalMatt24

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  4. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Yes your hard drive is approx 500GB.
    From that same screen if you place your pointer at the bottom right corner of the "Macintosh HD" partition and click then drag that bit down to the bottom of the box you can extend your Mac's partition to the full size.

    Once that's done click on "Apply" near the bottom right of that window and wait for it to finish - noting any comments/errors it may give.
     
  5. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    Click on the grey corner of the Macintosh HD window and drag it to the bottom.
    Then click apply.


    Barney
     
  6. MetalMatt24 thread starter macrumors regular

    MetalMatt24

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    ok. thanks guys! :)

    i never noticed the little dragger to do that!
     

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