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Can I backup Photos in an exFAT partition?

Searching this question on the web one can find many sources affirming it shouldn't be done and some saying it's okay. I wanted a technical explanation of the reasons Photos libraries shouldn't (or ...
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Lost disk space

I was creating a second partition. After a while the Mac didn't react. I forced-quit the Disk Utility. Now I have one partition of 556,24GB on my HD of 1,12TB. How can I get my lost space back?
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How do I expand the hard drive partition of an OSX guest OS in VirtualBox when the disk has been enlarged?

My host system is running OSX El Capitan 10.11.5 and VirtualBox 5.0.22 r108108 Using the information found in another answer, I was successfully able to extract an ISO of my host operating system and ...
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Expand OS X partition

I am using a Mac (OS X 10.10.3) that has a Windows and an OS X partition. From Windows, I shrunk the Windows partition using diskmgmt.msc freeing up about 60 GB. I would like to expand the OS X ...
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I deleted Windows 10 Boot Camp partition but Mac still boots to Windows

I recently installed Windows 10 via a partition from Boot Camp Assistant but had a lot of issues with it; mainly the fact that after about 10 minutes of using it Windows crashed and took me to a blue ...
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How to repair HFS+ partition?

So somehow my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro's internal SSD went and got its partition map messed up. I was using it, put it to sleep, and when I woke it back up about an hour later I was presented with a ...
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How can I make dd not copy empty space when copying a partition to an image file?

In my scenario, I wanted to use dd to copy the contents of a Windows 10 USB installer onto an image file to test if it works. The original windows 10 image was only about 5GB. The newly created image ...
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How can I safely create a partition to an already bootable drive

I already asked this question on Apple's community forum, right here, so I'll post the answer here if something comes up there first. This is my problem : I recently bought an external drive of ...
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Freecom HD Freecom 1TB encryption “A partition, not a whole disk, is required for this operation”

I have a Freecom HD Freecom MG (1000GB, Aluminium) which I wish to use as a Time Machine disk. I tried to encrypt the disk but got the error "A partition, not a whole disk, is required for this ...
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How to format a partition for bootcamp without to partitioning all drive?

I'm trying to install a Windows 10 in my MacBook Pro 2012 with El Capitan. I am now in the step that Bootcamp will create a volume for Windows installation. My MacBook got two internal (physical) disk ...
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El Capitan can´t see or remove partition but it shows up in Terminal

EDIT: managed to reformat the partition to JHFS+, after accidentaly creating another partition i merged the new and the old one i dint want, then it let me merge all of them together. I created a ...
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External Hard Drive Size Problem

I recently bought a 4 TB Seagate Desktop Expansion external hard drive. However, after formatting it with Disk Utility the device still says 4 TB but the capacity says 1.8 TB. What is going on?
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BootCamp partition error even though my drive is one partition

I am attempting to install Windows 8.1 on my machine (a mid 2014 MacBook Pro running El Capitan) and I keep running into a BootCamp error in the first step that says The startup disk must be ...
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Drive unmountable FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF issue

I have the standard single drive inside my MBP. The issue is inside my external usb drive. The HDD had 4 (visible) partitions: My Passport (Core Storage volume) 959 gb SSD (backup for my mbp) 339 ...
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How to Rescue OS X without Visible Startup Disc?

I need to delete refind but I cannot do it because I bypass it, since I cannot see visible startup disc. I stopped partition process where I tried to erase Linux partition because of infinite time in ...
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Bootcamp - Lost 200GB as Bootcamp froze on “while partitioned” for 5~ hours

I was installing Windows 10 via Bootcamp on my iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) running OS X El Capitan - Version 10.11.4. What happen was yesterday Bootcamp froze on "while partitioned" for around 5 hours....
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Recover deleted partition space

I am having the exact same issue when it comes to not being able to reclaim space as in the answered question below... Reclaim hard drive space from deleted partition and reclaim Apple bootloader I ...
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Bootcamp will not let me partition Windows 7

I am trying to Partition my mid 2010 macbook to boot in windows, and so far nothing seems to be working for me. I am using bootcamp assistant and following the very simple instructions, but once ...
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CoreStorage Volume not detected

I had a Linux/OS X 10.11 dual boot configuration and wanted to remove the Linux partitions. I managed to remove them without any issue but when trying to merge the free space with the OS X partition ...
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How to Make OS X Partition Smaller?

System: SIP disabled, Macbook Air 2013-mid, about 120 GB SSD, 8 GB DDR3. My current disk state OS X portion I want to decrease OS X portion and move it to other but trying to startup partion, I ...
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Can't delete/merge my partitions on OSX

Yesterday I tried to install Win10 through bootcamp, but it couldn't install it on the premade partition. Eager as I was i meddled with the partition scheme during the installer but with no result. ...
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Cannot boot into offline recovery partition in El capitan

I removed Boot Camp, then every time I use CommandR my Macbook Air starts Internet recovery. The weird thing is that the recovery partition is still there. Note my Internet connection is only 512kb/...
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Moving Recovery HD partition to end of disk

This is my current partition map: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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I repartitioned the Bootcamp drive using Windows' Disk Management and can't boot into OS X anymore

I have 13 inch MacBook Pro 2012. I successfully installed Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp Assistant and necessary drivers. But I made a big mistake by adding a second partition on the Windows side with the ...
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No bootable device, insert boot disk (Windows 7 already installed)

Recently I installed Windows 7 Ultimate via Boot Camp Assistant on my MacBook Pro and everything was going alright. I wanted to share files between my two operating systems so I created a fat32 disk ...
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Partition alert message when using Boot Camp Assistant: “The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.”

I have a 13" Early-2015 MBP Retina in which I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on. When I went into bootcamp, I received the ever so common error of: When I went to the newly designed disk utility, ...
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I seem to have a recursive folder (Volumes) on a partitioned hard drive. How do I make symbolic links to free some disk space?

So I have a partitioned hard drive: OS X 10.9 (my start-up disk) OS X 10.6 (obviously running Snow Leopard) Share Before you ask, it was a gift and came partitioned like this. The idea is that all ...
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Ext4 for Linux and Fuse with OS X?

System: El-Capitan 10.11.5, Macbook Air 2013-Mid, SSD 128 GB. I would like do a new partition in my SSD. Install Ubuntu on it side-by-side with OS X. I have documents which I would like to use by both ...
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Debian installer breaking partitions, unable to boot to it. (Duel booting)

I tried to install Debian onto a FAT SSD partition, the installation process showed no errors, so all looked good. Upon trying to boot the mac automatically switched back to the OS X installation ...
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Can't access External Drive (time machine), no EFI partition system. How to manually rewrite it?

tried to back up my Mac to time machine yesterday but I couldn't mount the drive. I have a Lacie 3TD hdd that is partition into msdos(for transfer between pc and mac) and hfs(time machine). I am able ...
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Why is my Bootcamp asking for a windows installer disk?

Firstly my computer specs are: MacBook Pro: (13-inch, Mid 2010) Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB I'm trying to download windows 7 ...
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Partition type suddenly FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable

I have two drives inside my MBP, an SSD for the OS and the original HDD for large Data. The HDD has 3 Partitions: My Data (Core Storage volume) 20Gb for Linux 4Gb for Linux Swap Recently I ran ...
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Missing disk space after failed Bootcamp install

Earlier today, while running Bootcamp attempting to install Windows 7 on my late-2012 iMac, I suddenly lost 160g of disk space after Bootcamp failed to create the partition for Windows. Disk Utility ...
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Cannot boot into OS X after partitoning

I have installed Ubuntu on a Mac Mini, everything works great. I'm able to switch back and forth without any problems. After that, I used GParted in Ubuntu to resize the OS X partition. I then create ...
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Cannot format SSD to OS X Extended (Journaled) in order to restore

yesterday my computer stayed awake during all night, when I woke up it stopped working. I got many errors, one that says for example that I don't have enough space in my computer even though that when ...
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Adding partition to disk creates unwanted third partition

I'm using disk utility to try to divide the partition I'm working on, which is 51.28 GB, into one main partition (to run OS X on) and one smaller HFS+ partition (on which I will eventually install ...
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How can I boot a WinPE USB on a Macbook? [duplicate]

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro with OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 on a bootcamp partition. Yesterday while trying to create another partition (in windows) I accidently converted my basic disk of primary ...
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Can't see Apple_HFS partition after using Minitool Partition Wizard

I tried to reduce my partition size using Minitool Partition Wizard on my BOOTCAMP partition (I didn't touch Apple_HFS partition) now I can't see my Apple_HFS partition in Disk Utility. However this ...
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Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina El Capitan Only Getting Internet Recovery

I have a early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch running El Capitan 10.11.4. For work reasons, I need a case sensitive file system so I created a second volume on my hard drive that is formatted as "OS ...
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Permanently Decrypt non-CoreStorage Partition Encrypted with FileVault

I am asking this on the behalf of someone who did not want to sign up for the SE network. I will use first-person for simplicity. When I bought my computer, it came with FileVault enabled as default. ...
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I need to make my partitions into a single one after a failed bootcamp, how do i do this?

I am a complete novice when it comes to macs. I recently tried to use bootcamp to run windows 10 and partition part of my hard drive. I used the bootcamp assistant and I followed all of the steps but ...
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What is the best solution for a free partition recovery?

Recently I accidentally partitioned my Seagate Backup Drive (1 TB) not knowing that everything would be wiped off (silly me). I am now in shock knowing that my files are somewhat gone. I have tried ...
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Cannot delete a disk partition OSX El Capitan 10.11.4 [duplicate]

For some reasons that is the only partition I can't delete but it's empty... I don't even remember ever creating it in the first place. As you can see both + and - are deactivated. Is there a way of ...
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Is it possible to encrypt a hard drive that is dual booting ubuntu using rEFInd?

I recently installed ubuntu on my macbook pro. I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu. Following the installation, I tried to encrypt my Macintosh HD partition by first converting the disk to core ...
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Time Machine partition won't mount in OSX El Capitan, but mounts in Bootcamp Windows 10

Not sure what happened. Two days ago I just did a Time Machine backup and today the partition won't mount. The external disk is a WD My Passport bought several years ago and total 2 TB. I partitioned ...
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Missing Space on Drive using Core Storage after Boot Camp Assistant Failure

Using Boot Camp Assistant, I started to create a 50 GB partition, but it hung on partitioning. After waiting about 30 minutes without the progress bar moving, I quit the Boot Camp Assistant, thinking ...
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How can I add a partition to my Seagate external hard drive?

I am trying to add a partition to my Seagate external hard drive so that I can install Windows 10 on it but it won't let me add a partition at all. With a previous external hard drive I had (that no ...
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Can't reduce bootcamp partition size in El Capitan

I have a 512GB hard disk using the latest macbook pro running El Capitan. When bootcamp partition was created it was allocated 350GB. Now I want to bring that down to 100GB since the windows partition ...
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Bootcamp [in another partition] running as Virtual Machine on Mac

I have OS X in partition disk1s2 and Windows/Bootcamp in disk1s3. Is there a way of running this Windows (disk1s3) as virtual machine while I am on OS X? I read something like that for Linux + ...