Partition Issue - Need Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by puckjones, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. puckjones macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    I've had my current Macbook Pro for a about a year and a half now. The first thing I did was swap out the HD for a larger one. I then partitioned the drive at around 75GB and 400GB. OSX is installed on the 75GB volume.

    My problem is that I've run out of room on the 75GB volume and there doesn't appear to be a way to combine the two partitions w/o losing data.

    Any suggestions? I'm wondering if I back up the data on the 400GB partition and then delete it if I'll be able to add more GB's to the initial 75GB partition. At a loss here so any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    The safest way to do this is to backup your data onto another drive completely, repartition your original drive and restore the data.
  3. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    Thanks for the info, kainjow.
    My 500GB drive is now two 250GB drives. I had to partition it to fix problems I was having. Partition 1 is empty, all my data are on partition 2. So I can't just resize partitions. This looks like a good way to do it as I have good TM backups on an external drive.

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