Partition HDD while keeping data

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  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    I have a 500GB HDD that I use for storage only. It has over 350GB free. Can I create a 50GB partition without deleting the data that is on the drive?
     
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  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    Thanks, I read through those pages, but I still can't tell for sure if it will work on my drive. I guess I will just copy everything just in case anyway. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    Disk utility will do this with no problem. Click the + button under partitions and you can change the size of the new partition without affecting the startup disk
     
  5. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    I couldn't get it to partition without erasing everything. I'll try to remember this next time though. Thanks
     

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