Repartition hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Darkspork, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Darkspork macrumors newbie

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    I used Boot Camp to make a Windows partition. Since then, I have run out of space on my OSX partition. How can I resize the thing without having to reinstall Windows or lose any of its data?
     
  2. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    How much room do you have on your windows partition? You might be able to make it smaller without losing any data.
     
  3. weekendsrule32 macrumors member

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    I have not used boot camp in quite some time, but if i remember correctly just open boot camp and it will allow you to resize the partition.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    I've never heard of anyone being who had success in dynamically resizing the Windows partition in BootCamp. I don't think its possible...

    @ weekendsrule32: You can only resize by removing/readding the partition, BootCamp Assistant doesn't allow you to resize with an existing Windows partition, nor will Disk Utility do it either.
     
  5. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    What about through disk utility?
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Yes. resizing will likely kill Windows. But then all you do in re-install Windows. No problem Windows users are user to re-installing Windows. Seriously. That is the way to do it - resize then re-install Windows.
     
  7. longwood macrumors regular

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    You can try iPartition, however, if you didn't create the partition on the hard drive originally with iPartition then I don't think that they can guarantee that it won't destroy the partition.
     

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