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Questions tagged [partition]

Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme

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How to fix misnamed filesystem in GPT?

I restructured my drive in Windows messing up my partition table as the software I used did not recognize apfs. In Mac recovery mode disk0s2 is recognised as a Linux Filesystem. It won't let me run ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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My External Hard Drive's format changed to FAT16 without any reason

I have an ADATA HD710 1TB external hard drive which I use mostly in my Mac Mini 2011 and I have created two separate partitions for my drive. One of the partitions has APFS (Apple File System) format ...
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Corrupted partition un mountable MAC osx no name just called diisk0s2 how to navigate

HAve a corrupt partition has no name just disk0s2 Ran file recovery on it and recovered some files. Think its corrupt disk utility can partially verify and cannot repair and think its read only and ...
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Disk Utility cannot detect a good portion of my storage space

While trying to set up Boot Camp, I received an error shortly after the process finished. Checking Disk Utility on both the software and Terminal, I was left with the space I set for my Boot Camp ...
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Testdisk show unusual media descriptor (0xf8!=0xf0) on hard drive

Running TestDisk 7.1, I'm getting a "Unusual media descriptor (0xf8=0xf0)" error on what was a perfectly functional hard drive. Please see the attached photo. How do I diagnose and recover from ...
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How to recover lost partition after diskutil erasevolume? [duplicate]

I have the same problem as How to recover lost partition after diskutil erasevolume noformat The op in that post solved by going into Internet Recovery. I did that but problem remains. Reinstall of ...
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Rebuilding old HDD

My mac is turning 5 years now, it runs already long on SDD and old HDD is in an optibay. But HDD is a stock one and is turning 5 years as well. It's working ok, but tests with Disk warrior, Tech Tool ...
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Mac Pro won't Boot into High Sierra (Prohibited Sign)

I have a Mac Pro 5.1 (2010) with 3 HDDs installed. One is a 1 TB running Snow Leopard. Another one with 2 TB for file storage and a third one I have added recently (WD Gold 4 TB). I have tried to ...
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Windows 10 install on mid 2010 Mac Pro - “EFI boot” is not in startup manager

I have been working towards installing Windows 10 on my mid-2010 Mac Pro and have been using the following thread as a guide: said thread. I've formatted both my BOOTCAMP volume (where I plan on ...
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Disk format for HDD with both APFS and HFS+ volumes

For a HDD which will have both HFS+ and APFS volumes, is it better to format the disk itself in Disk Utility (on High Sierra) as APFS or HFS+?
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How do I partition a hdd with windows on it

I'm trying to partition an hdd with windows (bootcamp) on it into a 465gb partition and a 35gb partition. (macOS is on a different internal ssd.) Disk Utility didn't let me create a new partition on ...
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Can I use the whole internal SSD for Boot Camp on a T2 based Mac (Mac mini late 2018)?

TL;DR Can I safely install Windows 10 on the entire internal SSD on a T2-based Mac (mini) rather than splitting the drive space between macOS and Windows? Is there a particular method for this that I ...
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Solving bootcamp error message to erase windows partition

I have a Windows partition created with Bootcamp that I would like to delete but when I launch the Boot Camp Assistant I get the following error message: I have a looked at several threads/...
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How do I increase an APFS partition size?

Also, will converting the 400gb and 600gb partitions into "Free Space" partition work for this? How do I create Free Space partitions? I'm using High Sierra 10.13.6 for this. In the end I want to ...
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Restore main APFS container to full disk

I tried installing Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro with Bootcamp on Mojave, but through a series of manipulations, I broke my Windows installation and Bootcamp would not let me restore my system as it ...
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Space lost after bootcamp fail

This is my first apple computer (MacBook air 2015). I had to install windows on this because my school wanted it. I tried installing through bootcamp and it failed the message was "windows support ...
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Unable to merge partitions or reinstall OSX

I have 1 SSD disc in MacBook Pro mid 2009 with 2 partitions and I would like to make a clean installation. So.. using Disc Utility I have erased both partitions (OS X Extended - Journaled). So far so ...
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Mac OS Sierra - Can't merge former time machine partition on external hard drive

I have an external hard drive with two partitions. One partition was used to save files and the other was dedicated to Time Machine. Now I have a new hard drive which I use exclusively for Time ...
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Unable to partition mid 2014 MacBook Pro SSD on Sierra 10.13.6

Just trying to partition my 500GB SSD so I can dual-boot linux and my MBP doesn't want to let me do it. I've watched countless videos and no one seems to be having my problem. I attempt to the ...
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Resizing APFS partition stuck on “Checking the object map”

I attempted to add a partition to my boot drive in macOS High Sierra. In the process, Disk Utility was going to resize my Container disk1. The boot partition is APFS and is in that container. On the ...
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Removed first partition, how to resize second partition into the free space?

Mac Mini running Sierra. I have a 500GB internal drive, that was partitioned into two volumes because at one point I wanted to test upgrading from Mavericks to Sierra but wanted to make sure ...
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Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF on Macbook Air; gpt add error

[Solved] I recently installed Kali Linux onto my MacBook Air 2015, and shortly after, realized that I needed to install Refind to get the full functionality. I deleted the partition, which is 20 Gb, ...
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Mounting encrypted HFS partition after messed up partition table

I have an external 2 TB Harddisk that had a 1.5 TB exFAT Partition and a 500GB HFS+ encrypted Partition. I wanted to shrink the 1.5 TB to 1 TB. I used https://www.diskgenius.com/ to shrink the exFAT ...
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Disk Utility fails to erase external drive

The other night I was working with my 6 month old MacBook Pro with a 6 month old external drive attached. I shifted around in my seat and the external drive slipped and abruptly disconnected from the ...
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How to solve diskutil verifyVolume disk0s2 error? "unrecognized file system (-69846)

I have completed the instruction from this link Data Not Backed Up, Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF but in the end, when im doing verify for my disk and volume, there is an ...
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How can I partition my disk?

I have a macOS Mojave (10.14.2) and I would like create a 20 GB MS-DOS (FAT) partition on my 128 GB APFS disk. But Disk Utility constantly gives me an error: My Time Machine is turned off: My ...
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Resize my OS partition for Boot Camp

I want to resize my OS partition and can't use bootcamp since it requires at least 40GB to start. Can anyone please help with the terminal commands?
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Recovery partition fills up half of the disk, cannot resize

So I noticed something was wrong with my partitions in Disk Utility as the Mac HD only occupied half of the storage, I booted into UBuntu on a USB and from there I found out that the recovery ...
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Bootcamp Partition cannot be Removed [duplicate]

i have a Mac Mini with a 1TB HDD on OSX Mojave. I recently installed windows on a 250gb partition via bootcamp and as of recently decided i need more space. I booted up OSX normally and went into Disk ...
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I tried activated the option to partition a disk, instead all my drive data disappeared in a few seconds

I read online that there was a command line to activate the partition option on Disk Utility: diskutil partitionDisk disk4 1 GPT HFS+ newdisk Which is just supposed to unlock the possibility to ...
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rEFInd not finding linux partition

I was dual booting ubuntu and osx on my macbook pro a bit ago with rEFIt. After an update it stopped working and I hadn't looked into it until now. Now I've got rEFInd working. My harddrive is still ...
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Partitions name on startup boot selection are listed with the wrong name

I partitioned a USB hard drive as above /dev/disk4 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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El Capitan and old Photoshop to bootable partition

I have a working copy of Photoshop CS3 on a 2011 MacBook Pro. I would like to put it and an older OS on a bootable partition so I can use the CS3 occasionally and not have to pay monthly fees to Adobe....
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Mac OS merge other partition into OS partition without losing data on primary OS partition

i have a mac book pro 2015 with 125 ssd drive. bellow is my partition table my question is how can i merge partition "BackUp" into my "2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 71.8 GB ...
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Merge partitions after windows installation failure [duplicate]

After windows failed to install, I was left with my partition, which bootcamp was supposed to remove but it froze and I exited it (probably not the brightest idea ever). So now I have these extra ...
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Merging two disks to one?

I installed MacOS on disk 0. I have one HDD drive which is split into multiple disks. Now I would like to merge disk 0 and disk 1 (same hdd) to one disk. Is it possible and what should I do? For ...
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How can I merge primary APFS partition with other empty/free space APFS partition?

I am using MacOS Mojave. Below is the diskutil output There is 150 GB of free Space. After executing the resize command, I am seeing Error 69519. How do I merge the free space with disk0s2? ...
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Resize APFS partition in Mojave

I'm attempting to resize a partition that's too small for my needs. Here's the output from diskutil list: ~> diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME ...
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Mac Internal Drive Uninitialized | Macbook Pro 13 (mid 2010)

Bit of background - the whole problem began with the mac being really slow and unresponsive. I thought it might be a good idea to wipe everything clean, and reinstall a fresh copy of High Sierra. So, ...
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200GB unused, but can't change APFS container size due to minimum requirement

I want to create a partition with a different filesystem but in order to do that I need to resize my APFS container. This container has 292,4 GB used space. Its minimum size is 500,07 GB. This ...
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Repartitioning a HDD

A pal has an external, 1TB, Glyph HDD. It has two partitions; one has his Time Machine backups & the other has a clone of his internal HDD. He is running OS Mojave. His plan is to purchase another ...
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Disk Utility hangs after adding a partition with gpt; diskutil still works just fine

I'm trying to shrink my Time Machine partition to make more space for Windows games. The shrink went perfectly, but I was left with a chunk of free space Disk Utility wouldn't let me make a partition ...
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Is it faster to resize a Time Machine partition, or completely wipe it and back up again from scratch?

I have a ~500GB Time Machine partition I'd like to shrink slightly. My internal source partition is around 400GB. Resizing the partition would be extremely slow, since Disk Utility has to check all ...
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Bootcamp Error: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition [duplicate]

Earlier today, I tried to install a Boot Camp installation of Windows 10, but there was an error and was removing the partitions it made, but I accidentally closed the window and now I'm stuck with an ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave

The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp ...
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Prevent admin/Jamf Pro from accessing/deleting 2nd partition

The company I work for wants to install Jamf Pro on my "work" Macbook. I want to create a 2nd partition on my Macintosh HD (with its own Mac OS version) for personal use. If Jamf Pro is installed on ...
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Need help recovering my main partition and back up partitions after downgrading from Mojave to El Capitan

I have three partitions that contain important data than I can no longer read after downgrading from Mojave to El Capitan. The identifiers are disk0s4, disk4s2 and disk4s3. Below is the output from ...
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Where is the recovery partition's apps located, and how can I access it?

Does anyone know where the recovery partitions apps are located/how to access it without rebooting into it? I'm not talking about doing computer-name:~ username$ diskutil list /dev/disk# (external, ...
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PLEASE HELP ME RECOVER MY DATA FROM AN FFFFFFFFFFFFFF PARTITION :( [duplicate]

i had mojave on my macbook pro and my work softwares weren't too compatible so i decided to downgrade WITH keeping the mojave partition that has 367 gb and use a usb stick to boot into recovery mode ...