Quick Partitioning Question

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  1. MacMosher macrumors 6502

    MacMosher

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    Hi,

    I am looking at partitioning an external HD. the external currently is formated with FAT32 (I think?) and it won't let me transfer over 4GB in size to it. So I wanted to make a partition with a different format on it. If i partition the drive will it erase the information currently on it? It is a 120GB drive and only 75GB used and I only need a partition of like 10GB max?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Yes, to partition your hard drive, the entire drive will first need to be formatted and then partitioned.
     
  3. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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