resize partion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Basim, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Basim macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2007
    I have Imac
    exactly as this
    I have on it 2 OS and my hardesk size is 320 Gb
    I type it as following
    mac 10.4.10 =300GB
    woidwos xp pro 2002 service pack 2 = 20GB

    I need useful from rest of hardesk space
    I need resize partion for windows for example to 300 GB and for mac 20 GB

    or if was possible add third partion which I can access it on mac and windows
    and make it for save file

    thanks so much in advance
    and sorry if thread if was on wrong place
  2. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    I do not know if there are free third party apps that will do this but there are programs that you pay for that will resize a partition without destroying data... or you could upgrade to Leopard... its disk utility will resize without destroying data...
  3. lonly macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2007
    i think you can

    I had the same issue, running a MacBook Pro with a 100 gig drive, space is precious. For a straight-up answer to your question, you'll have to re-partition your drive with Bootcamp. But if you read on I'll explain how I install windows applications on my mac partition and run them without a hitch, allowing me to keep my windows partition fairly small.

    Within Parallels, you can "share" folders, meaning you will be able to access your entire Macintosh partition while booted with Parallels. This even means that you can install new programs or games onto your "shared" folder which will reside on your Macintosh partition. I simply created a folder inside my Applications folder named "Windows" and install all my windows applications and programs in there. This means you only need to make your XP partition big enough for the Operating System, plus a little extra for updates, etc.

    On the other hand, this will not work while booted in Bootcamp, as the Parallels shared folder is only active while booted with Parallels. Here's a great program I use to get around this. Install this program while booted in Bootcamp and it will make your entire Macintosh partition visible, allowing you to install your games and programs on the Mac partition (I install it into the aforementioned "Windows" folder in my Macintosh Applications folder). Works great. Just run the windows setup program for the application you want to install, and when prompted, point the installer to the Mac partition instead of the default windows programs folder. I've installed 2 games this way and they run flawlessly. Just as though it were another Windows formatted drive in my computer.

    Hope this helped! Feel free to ask more questions
  4. Basim thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2007
    thanks for reply
    well I don’t so good on mac
    so what easily to upgrade it into Leopard.?

    and what name of software that can resize partion without restore of data


    humm your way good
    but now I have 300GB for mac and 20GB for windows
    what I do I record tv series on windows
    can I save it on mac portion?
    I mean can move file from widows portion to mac portion
    thans so much
  5. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Hi, Google this DiskStudio or try this link:

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