Partition software??

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  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    Is there a program that will allow you to partition a hd without destroying current data on drive or having to do a complete reinstall of everything???
     
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    i thought that in disk utility it had to wipe the drive before the partition. i know it does partition but i dont think there is a way without wiping it
     
  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    No, you open Disk Utility, click the drive, go to partition and click the (+) at the bottom. Adds the partition, you name it and format it and then hit apply.
     
  5. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

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    iPartition (external app) is a good solution if you are using 2partitions already and want to adjust their sizes. However, the disk partition adjusting can only be done to a native HD, but this can be resolved by installing Mac onto an external and booting through that. I've used it several times, it's really good! Not a fast process though :/
     
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    I believe that only works on GUID partitioned drives though and you have to have resized one of the already existing partitions to get the option to add another.
     
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    If you hit the plus it unlocks the partitions and you can size them as needed you dont need to resize one first...I know, I do it enough.
     
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    I don't that was how I have done it when needed so you do indeed learn something new every day, thanks for the clarification.
     
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