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  1. #1

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    Jan 07, 2011
    Disc utility: Change/Split partition
    Hi, i am using disc utility for the first time to backup my files. I am on Tiger still. I partitioned my main external hard drive but made an error in that i created one partition twice the size of my mac hard drive for a bootable backup when i really wanted 2 partitions at the size of my mac hard drive so i had 2 separate partitioned bootable backups.

    When i try to split the bootable partition it lets me but if i close the program it doesnt save the change and if i click on partition it tells me all data on all volumes will be destroyed so my other backed up data will be lost.

    Is there a way i can do this without losing my other data?

    Thanks, Wix

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Yes. Buy iPartition from here. A bit pricey perhaps, but it can change, move, and re-partition without data loss. Otherwise, you'll need to copy your data off to another hard drive and start the partitioning all over again.

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    Member Since
    Jan 07, 2011
    OK cheers, thanks for the advice.

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