partitioning hard drive that was used for time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by penguinss, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. penguinss macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2011
    I've been using my hard drive for more than a year to back up my macbook. (OS X) Today I decided to store some movies in the hard drive, so I made a folder with movies in it.
    Then I read that it is good to partition my hard drive (250GB). I went to disk utilities and added a partition (50GB) for movies and images.
    Then I checked time machine to see if everything's ok, and now it seems like everything from the past disappeared. Is there anything I can do?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    When you added the partition, did Disk Utility say the original partition would not be changed? Depending on how you added the partition, it's possible Disk Utility would want to erase the first partition (creating a new partition map), instead of just modifying the current one. It would have given you a warning before executing any partition commands.

    Another thought I had was if you changed the partition name, you would need to point Time Machine (in System Preferences) to the newly named partition.

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