WD External Drive Help

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  1. Infared macrumors newbie

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    Hello Guys,i would very much in need for a help here,i have this WD My Passport drive and i have set it to 2 partitions

    1.Time Machine Backup
    2.Mac and Windows MS_DOS (FAT32)

    so the problem is i recently knew that i cannot add large files to number 2,so now what i want is to keep the data on number 2 and create another partition with ExFAT so i can add large files,problem is i have 120 GB SSD so i can't backup the data from 2,also i want to Delete my old backup of Time Machine
    problem is this

    https://gyazo.com/c47032be29068b7676222b779069a7e2

    can't modify

    any help would be much appreciate,thanks in advance
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Disk Utility isnt showing much if any data on either partition? Either way, shrink the TM partition, create a Temp partition, move the data too it, reformat your FAT to EXFAT then move the data back, then blow away the temp partition and enlarge the TM partition to its original size.
     
  3. Infared thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    ...then you will have to copy the data elsewhere and blow away both partitions and reformat, then copy your data back. You may need some more storage to do it but ???GB data on there - who knows and you aren't saying.
     
  5. Infared thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i already posted a image link above for the information of my storage mate.here it is again
    https://gyazo.com/0f53d9c5a07360661aaa9cf69b2d620b

    and yeah,i will do the move when i have a new HDD,hopefully soon,thanks again for your help
     

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