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davechan
22nd September 2007, 04:29 PM
Hi all,

I finally got my MacBook Pro's hard drive re-partitioned using Boot Camp, but now find that the 5GB I allocated to Windows isn't enough.

Does anyone know if it's possible to adjust the partitions so that I can reduce the HFS+ partition and increase the NTFS partition? The only ways I can think of are to either delete the NTFS partition and start again, or use a commercial tool such as PartitionMagic.

Is there a better (and cheaper!) way?

Cheers,
David.

STK
22nd September 2007, 04:32 PM
Can you just backup everything inside windows onto a HD delete the partition - re-partion it and drag everything backup? There was an app that did it for you tho..


Please confirm someone

thorevenge
22nd September 2007, 04:48 PM
I've only been able to do this by deleting and starting again

geektechnu
22nd September 2007, 05:30 PM
http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/cli/nondestructively_resizing_volumes

STK
22nd September 2007, 07:18 PM
Try Winclone - it was the app I was talking about.

http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/

davechan
25th September 2007, 01:47 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

I think I will go with the suggestion for cloning the Windows partition, blowing it away, then re-partitioning. Now just to find the time...