Partition External Drive - HPFS+ Error - Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by VanMac, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. VanMac macrumors 6502a

    VanMac

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    #1
    Hello.

    I have a Lacie 1TB external drive. I'm trying to create another partition on it using Disk Utility so that I can use one of the partitions for Time Machine.

    When I go to add another partition, or even just resize the existing one, I get an error saying drive must be HPFS+ with Journaling enabled. It is.......

    I've seen reference to this error in searches, but have not found a solution. Is there a fix for this, or another tool that I can use to re-partition my drive without wiping out existing partition?

    I have about 450GB worth of data on the drive that I might be able to store somewhere else temporarily, I would just prefer not to have to go through that....

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    I don't have a solution for that particular problem, but you can use TM with the already existing partition anyway, as it only creates one folder in the root directory, and the rest is stored inside that folder called backups.backupdb.
     

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