Repartitioning External HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by uberboe, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. uberboe macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My hard drive currently has 2 partitions, one for time machine and the other for everything else. I would like to repartition so that I can have 3 partitions but without erasing everything. Is this possible?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #2
    Yes, just use Disk Utility which is in your Applications>Utilities folder. Just be aware that doing this will delete everything from your ext HD.
     
  3. bristleworm macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Not necessarily. If you have enough free disk space and the drive is not too fragmented, it should be able to repartition without deleting files.
     

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