Reclaim partitioning space

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TSE, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Ok so I want to reinstall Windows completely so what I did was I created a partition to store all the files that I wanted to keep - music, videos, etc.

    So if I reinstall Windows on the essential partition, the C: drive, and afterwards I move all my movies, videos, etc. to the essential partition with the newly reinstalled Windows 7, and deleted the partition I used to store the music and videos while I reinstalled Windows, would I get that space back to the essential partition?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Not without resizing it after you remove the data partition. You'll need some tool capable of resizing an NTFS partition that is compatible with the Mac's normal GPT/MBR partition scheme.

    You have other options though.

    You could just keep the data partition as separate, especially now that Windows allows you to mount partitions without creating new drive letters it could still be "C:\DATA" or "C:\USERS\USERNAME".


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