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    how to create a partition
    how to create partitions on hard disk (like PC's)? Because, If I put my all data in Home folder, If I re-install the OS, my data will lost ???

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    You can use Disk Utility to create partitions and these are fairly comprehensive instructions for moving user folders.

    However, a couple of things to consider:
    1. It's very rare that OSX need a clean install
    2. Your solution won't protect you from disk failure

    Personally, I'd go for a physical, external backup disk using Time Machine and/or an online backup solution such as DropBox to protect your data from harm.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Jul 07, 2011
    Its better to having backups rather than partitioning thanks a lot

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