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    WD new External drive problem.

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    WD new External drive problem.
    I'm not sure this is the right place but I've just bought a WD My passport 4TB external drive for my iMac with Mojave 10.14.3. I went to disc utilities and clicked on erase, picked MS-DOS (Fat32) and then I think I must have clicked on the 'GUID Partition Map.' Can I erase and then reformat it to OS extended (journaled) as it now says I've used 2.2 TB's and Have 1.8 left. I do want to partition the disc but I can't alter anything as it is.
    Ps: I've blundered in and erased what I think is the partition, but now the disc utility is telling me that I have no space left.
    Second edit: I can't believe it but I've done it. Got the thing working properly now; three partitions and at the moment, I've got the time machine doing a huge back up.
    Last edited by hoody; 04-26-2019 at 05:23 AM. Reason: Just done something stupid.
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    Congrats Hoody. Enjoy the new drive.

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    Thanks Nick. More questions soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoody View Post
    More questions soon.
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    WD new External drive problem.

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    Don't say you didn't ask for it. I've still got the old 1TB time machine drive that's full with TM backups. Is there a way I can transfer all this to the new drive without going all through loading it on the computer and then putting it on the drive? Or is it maybe not worth it as I've already done the TM backup on the new drive.
    Also, and I've asked this before and forgotten what the answer is: I'd like to make a bootable disc in case of serious trouble. I did download the free trial version of CCC, didn't use it and now it's gone of course, so now I'd need something else that's easy to use.
    Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoody View Post
    Also, and I've asked this before and forgotten what the answer is: I'd like to make a bootable disc in case of serious trouble. I did download the free trial version of CCC, didn't use it and now it's gone of course, so now I'd need something else that's easy to use.
    I have been using Super Duper to make bootable back-ups
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    Many thanks to both of you, I'll get on to it.
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    After taking a bit of time deciding, I finally got the free trial of CCC again and it's making a back up on the iMac right now. If it all works out OK I'll get the paid for version. I now have a spare 500GB external drive, so I'll use that to do the macbook. Plenty of room there for a 120GB drive to be cloned. I would have liked to get a SSD drive, but the prices are eye watering over here where we get used to being ripped off.
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