OS X Mavericks :: Transfer Data Between Partitions In Finder?
Aug 26, 2014
I have 2 versions of OS X running on my mid-2012 MacBook pro. They're on separate partitions. I want to put everything into Mavericks and just use Mavericks exclusively.
Can I simply open the 'disk' (which contains the partition with the other OS X installed on it) in Finder, locate what data I want to copy and put it straight back in to the Mavericks partition (copy and paste) or do I have to put it on a removable hard drive while booted in to the other partition and do it that way?
Ideally I want to get rid of the other partition with the other version of OS X on it. Can I safely destroy that and re-allocate that 100GB back in to my Mavericks partition without any issues or will it have an effect e.g. loss of data/settings even though all my data and applications with the exception of anything I created while using the other version of OS X on the other partition... which I understand would be lost if I formatted the disk or deleted the partition without saving a copy of that elsewhere first.
I have a time machine backup on an old firewire drive. My new laptop does not have a firewire port so I was wondering if I can just copy the time machine files onto a new thunderbolt drive and use it to migrate data to my new computer.
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
My external Hard Drive (Western Digital 2TB hard drive in a ICYBOX 2-bay USB 2.0 HD Dock) won't transfer files to the Mac HD. The transfer box comes up but stays at the 'estimating time' stage and remains like that. No matter how big the file/group of files are (biggest I've tried was only 500-odd MB) it won't transfer and stays at the 'estimating time' stage. When I try and stop the transfer, the transfer box remains at the 'stopping' stage until I restart the iMac. I can access other programs during this 'stopping' stage, as long as it doesn't involve the External HD.
When I attempt to open files from the External HD in Photoshop CS4, both Photoshop and Finder stop responding and have I have to 'Force Quit'. However, upon force quitting finder, I loose all icons on the desktop until I restart the Mac via holding down the 'Power' button on the back.
Ive already done a couple things.
- I excluded the Ext HD on the Spotlight>Privacy tab. - I verified the Ext HD via System Utilities. Some errors came up but the Repair was successful and subsequent Verifications have returned as 'OK'. - I tried the Mac Diagnostic tool as suggested by Apple, but when I press the 'D' key on start up nothing happens.
The annoying thing is that this problem came out of the blue, the Ext HD was working fine 3 days ago.
My system: iMac 21.5inch, mid 2010 3.6GHz Intel Core i5 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 OS X 10.9.5 (13F34)
The Ext HD: Western Digital 2TB Mac OS Extended (Journalised) 1.91TB available on the HD Shares a 2 Bay ICYBOX dock with another 2TB WD HD Connected to the iMac via USB 2.0 to a 4-port USB 2.0 hub
I have a 700 GB external HD with a 349 GB MacOSX Extended (Journaled) partition, and a 349 GB FAT32 Partition.
I need to shrink the FAT32 partition to make room for another smallish HFS+ partition so that I can back up my virtual machine (around 30 GB). My question is whether resizing the FAT32 partition in Disk Utility will harm the data in either of my existing partitions. I understand Leopard to have an on-the-fly partitioning ability, but I wasn't sure whether this applied only to certain file systems.
I've used Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500 Gb. It has been divided into 2 partitions. one is used for time machine, another is used for keeping my important data. I think that the Finder should show both partitions on the left, but it shows only Time machine .
I regularly run software update. As I can remember, it has ever shown two partitions. I don't know whether this is related to software updating or not. If it is 'yes', how can I solve it?
i just got a new macbook pro 13" laptop and am trying to transfer my itunes music as well as some data i have compiled into a single folder from my (2005) Powerbook G4 12" laptop. Please help me out with this i have no idea how to do this and the Apple Store said they will do it for $100 and i just poured every penny i own into this computer and cannot sell me old computer to pay bills until i transfer this data.
I just upgraded my OS from 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to 10.9.4 Mavericks. My iMac has a 500 GB HD & I was using LaCie 500 GB XHD as TM backup successfully for many years using FW800. I removed the LaCie XHD & will save it in case I ever need those Snow Leopard backups. I bought a new, 2 TB G-Drive to use for my Mavericks TM backup. I am planning to partition the G-drive into a 1.5 TB TM backup volume & a 500 GB volume to use with Carbon Copy Cloner.
Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 4 GB RAM, Win XP Pro-Boot Camp
how do I merge two partitions into one; all areas are greyed out on iMac (late 2013 model i7 3 TB 8 gb RAM).Created a second partition on iMac (Mavericks). After a few days I decided to delete that newly created partition and have been trying to merge it to create only ONE partition as it was in the original setup. However, disc utility shows everything greyed out and there is NO option to change anything. I have erased everything on that partition and thought "that should do it" -
Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), i7, 3 TB HD, 8 gb RAM
I use a 250GB external HD for most of my working files. It has five equal partitions. In one of the partitions--Cedar Mill (see attached images) --another partition (CM News) shows up in Finder. Inside CM News is another copy of itself ad infinitum...
I am reluctant to delete them without knowing what I'm doing. How they got this way.
I haven't noticed any particular problems, except possibly slow search times for opening/finding files...
Info: iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)
I want to merge two OS X partition into one. In both of them it's installed OS X Mavericks but I don't need anymore the first partition.
Here's a screenshot of the partition table
I need to merge the 123.3 GB partition with the 34.9GB. Using Disk utility, if I erase the partition number 2, then can i merge the empty space (formatted with Mac OS X journaled) into the partition number 1, without loosing any file?
I have an iMac 2.4ghz with a 320g hd, that I partitioned 50/270 when I installed Leopard. I read somewhere to have the opp system partitioned and I have been kicking myself in the rear ever since. Too many apps and files want to run next to the opp system, so I'm starting over.I used time machine for a backup of the system (both partitions are showing) on my 1 TB iomega external hard drive (minimax). I partitioned the external 500/500, time machine/additional storage.So that is what I'm working with, now for the question:With my backup complete, if I do a clean install to the internal hard drive (320g) in order to remove the 50g opp/sys partition and just have one 320g internal hd; will my time machine be able to restore to a clean 320 without having the 50/270gig partition setup? If so will this be a somewhat simple process?
I have a new iMac using OS 10.9.4. I got an external HD for backup purposes and successfully formatted it. Now I want to create partitions; however, my Disk Utilities app does not contain any tab or command for creating partitions. Where should I be looking?
I upgraded my MacBook Pro quad core 2.5 from Lion to Mavericks. Since then I get a LOT of beachballs when I'm using Finder. I repaired permissions, deleted com.apple.finder.plist (twice) and finally reinstalled Mavericks over the first one. Still painfully slow and lots of beachballs.
03/06/2014 18:10:13.994 launchservicesd: Application App:"Finder" asn:0x0-1c01c pid:277 refs=8 @ 0x7fc8b870d950 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0xeb0eb pid=12980 "SecurityAgent"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100005/0x186a5 queue [code]....
Info: MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), Quad core 2.5GHz
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