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Partitioning a drive with stuff on it
Old 5th June 2003
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Partitioning a drive with stuff on it

We are smack dab in the middle of a project. The composer and I both have Lacie 120 gig firewire drives and Macs running 9.1. We also both use Digital Performer 3.

I partitioned my drive into 5 nice chunks, and my computer loves me for it.

She didn't know to do that when she bought hers, and I believe that is the reason that whenever we use her drive, I crash after a few minutes.

She has about 50 gigs of stuff on her drive, older projects that need to be saved. Can I partition her drive without wiping it clean?

Recommended utility?

Old 5th June 2003
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Partition Magic will do that for you....


re-sizing a partition without backing it up is not without risk
Old 5th June 2003
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eerrr.... Partition Magic is for Windows Boxes..... You can't partition a drive that has Data on it (on the Mac) without losing your Data I'm afraid
However. You can get round this by cloning the Drive (if you have OSX on your Mac use Carbon Copy Cloner) to another drive which is partitioned correctly, or copy it back to your source drive once it is re-partitioned.

FWB have some software which I hoped would let partition a drive without losing data.. but it seems not too

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