partitions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by windels, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. windels macrumors regular

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    is it normal that I cant adjust the partition size from partitions on an external harddrive? one is for time machine, another is partitioned for mac, and a tird is NTFS. a want to enlarge the NTFS but seem to not be able to.
     
  2. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Adjusting the partition sizes means you are starting over with the drive and deleting all the data. Set the number of partitions in Disk Utility and indicate the respective sizes and file types.
     
  3. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    in other words, I have to erase the data on it and reacreate some partitions?
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    1) I assume since you already know Mac's cant write to NTFS, they can only read it, so you need to install MACFuse and NTFS-3G first before you can modify NTFS partition sizes. (both free obviously)

    2) Since you dont know what, install them (direct links below), then you'll be able to modify your partition sizes, assuming the drive isn't full.

    MACFuse
    NTFS-3G

    Restart required.

    As i said, your drive cant be too full

    :) Enjoy
     
  5. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have these both installed. and the disk is completly partitioned but each partition has got multiple gigs of free space , yet i can't adjust the size...
     
  6. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Yes, unless you use a third party piece of software like Partition Toolkit.
     
  7. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    do you know any other tools? the site where you can download it doesnt seem to exist anymore?

    your help is very much appreciated!
     
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