08-28-2009, 09:57 AM #1
Formatting ext drive to HFS+, preserving NTFS partition
- Member Since
- Aug 28, 2009
I've got a problem with a USB drive I used on windows before I swtiched to my MBP.
It was a 500mb volume (1 partition of NTFS). It contains all my music, video etc. from when I used the windows machine, and I don't want to lose it. Before I got my MBP I shrunk down the volume to about half the disk and left the rest of it unallocated.
When I plug it in to the MBP, it mounts the NTFS volume. Going in to disk utility, I can see the NTSF volume and the unallocated space, but I can't do anything with them (i.e. format to HFS+) without seemingly erasing the disc. Is there a way around this? I ideally want to split the disk between the NTFS volume and HFS+ without losing the existing NTFS volume.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By lodhra in forum Other Hardware and PeripheralsReplies: 3Last Post: 12-13-2009, 02:04 PM
By adam 187 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your MacReplies: 6Last Post: 09-09-2009, 02:26 PM
By WKMENT in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your MacReplies: 9Last Post: 01-18-2009, 08:33 AM
By freshcoastdjs in forum Switcher HangoutReplies: 1Last Post: 10-05-2007, 06:01 AM
By tgldupnblu in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 3Last Post: 01-16-2007, 02:53 PM