Partition Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GhostDZ9, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. GhostDZ9 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I want to format my hard drive but I have two partitions in addition to my main partition, one for music and one for important files. What I want to know is can i format my mac hard drive wiping everything out on the main partition and keep the other two partitions intact and so containing the data that is currently on there?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes, you can just erase one of the partitions.
  3. GhostDZ9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2010
    Alright thanks I just didn't want to start the format and find that my other hard drives are gone
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    If you're worried about accidentally erasing your other hard drives, simply disconnect them while you change the partition scheme on your internal drive.

    Also: MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE MESSING WITH PARTITIONS. The chances of losing your data are relatively low, but there's still a chance and you don't want to lose everything.

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