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I'm assuming you have nothing on the new disk and essentially want to mirror what is on the old disk to the new disk. You can use the following command line, substituting the proper names for Source-Disk (old) and Destination-Disk (new). rsync -xavH /Volumes/Source-Disk/ /Volumes/Destination-Disk/ Note: The slash at the end of each path has significance, ...


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According to this article you can get OS X to read and write to NTFS, so if you are planning on using the disk for both, then go with NTFS. The one thing you need to check is if Time Machine will write to NTFS. It writes to NAS's which are not using an Apple proprietary file system, so it may work okay, just check before you commit to it. As for partitions, ...


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If you are comfortable using Terminal.app, I recommend multiple partitions. Moving Home These questions explain how to move a user account to a separate partition: Is there a safe way to move the /Users folder to a separate volume/drive? How to make the Users Directory a different partition in Snow Leopard? Considerations, Benefits, and Choices ...


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You can't do what you are asking, per se. What you would have to do is create new partition "above" your existing partition, copy the data there, kill the partition below, then expand the partition with the data into the newly created free space. You can do this with Disk Utility. OS X Daily has a really good write up on it (limited on how to resize the ...


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First of all, try both repair disk (if grayed, then verify), and repair disk permissions. If you are still unable, boot to single-user mode (Command +S on boot) and type in the following. /sbin/fsck -fy Press enter, then type reboot. If it still does not work, then do the following, but be sure to backup: Hold Command +R on boot to start Recovery ...


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It might make sense to make the entire drive FAT32 to ensure readability between systems, unless there is a need for having multiple partitions not described in your question. As for the specific answers, Yes, dependent on #2 The files MUST be moved on a Mac because a PC cannot read an HFS+ partition by default and even then, cannot read without special ...



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