OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Partition Mac Hard Drive If Startup Disk Is Full

May 16, 2012

how do i partition my mac hard drive if my startup disk is full and i have more space

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MacBook Pro :: Startup Disk Is Full But Hard Drive Is Not?

Jun 29, 2012

I am getting error message saying startup disk is full. Can not save a scan. Looks like my hard drive is not even close to 30% full.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Startup Disk And Hard Drive Are Full - How To Clear Space

Aug 26, 2014

How do I clear space on my startup disk and hard drive?

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Can't Repair Disk (1 Partition) On External Hard Drive

Apr 24, 2012

I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Studio FW800 external that has 5 partitions, connected to my 2011 iMac. I had help doing the partitions and don't really remember the reasoning, but one is just for my SuperDuper! backup, one is Miscellaneous, one for movie clips off my camcorder, one for misc scanned photo's and one for my genealogy research. I back up using Time Machine to a Time Capsule and also to this WD hard drive with SuperDuper! 

Recently I'm getting a pop up message that "Mac OS X can't repair the disk "Genealogy"'.  And it needs to be reformatted.  It's become a read only disk.  When I look in Disk Utility it shows all the partitions as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" EXCEPT for the one in question.  I also noticed that there are a lot of files with "date created" being the same date in 1969!  These files may be letters I've written or photo's I added to that partition within the last few years. 

I think I have to completely reformat the entire external hard drive to repair this, but I want to make sure.  Because it's going to be a major hassle backing it all up to another external (having to get one first) and then figuring out how to make the files that have turned "read only" in that one partition, back to their original state!  Does this sound right, that I have to reformat the entire external hard drive?  And how do I get the read-only files back to their original state.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Startup Disk Is Full?

May 27, 2012

My startup disk is full. When I look in information 'About this Mac', I see that this disk is almost completely filled with 'Other' (173,43 GB!°. And I cannot find out what 'Other' might be! clean this 'Other' and make memoryspace available ?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Startup Disk Is Full

Jun 16, 2012

I keep getting error messages saying my startup disk is full, so I delete a bunch of things, look in about this Mac, it says I have multiple GB available and then over time they disappear and I get the error message again. earlier today I had 8 GB, they all disappeared, so I deleted a big iphoto album and got a new 13 GB, now 45 minutes later it is down to 10GB....

Info:MacBook Air (11-INCH, MID 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Hard Drive Will Not Partition - Says It's Full But It Has Over 60% Free Space

Jun 16, 2009

I've tried repairing and verifying disk permissions, verifying the disk, etc, etc, and even defraging the disk. I still can't make a partition in the HD with bootcamp or disk utility.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Downloaded And Now Startup Disk Is Full?

May 1, 2012

I just purchased a Macbook and immediately upgraded to Lion. As a result, my laptop now says that the startup disk is full...it's 95% full of "other." I don't have anything else on this computer yet beside Microsoft Office. How do I get my memory and storage back?


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MacBook Air :: Transfer Files To External Drive When Startup Disk Is Full?

Jun 17, 2012

How to transfer files to an external drive when start up disk is full?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Running OS X Lion On Startup Disk Is Full?

Feb 21, 2012

I am running OS X Lion on my startup disk is full. I checked my storage in the about this mac window. 49.72GB of my HD space is taken up by Other.  Also in Disk Utility under the partition almost the entire rectangle is light blue. I am worried that my MacBook is to old to run the software. I use my machine to run Adobe CS4. The error turns up when I run Photoshop so I am unable to run the program at all. 

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Startup Disk Is Full - Keep Deleting Things

Apr 9, 2012

I have been using iphoto with my nikon d5100. I just changed from shooting in basic jpeg form to trying to shoot in raw.and then my computer started acting up. and no matter how much stuff I get rid of it keeops saying that it is full...

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Keep Getting The Error Message 'startup Disk Is Full'

May 13, 2012

I keep getting the startupdisk is full message. My comp is only 5 months old, I dont know why it has happened, nor do I know what to do with it?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Startup Disk Is Full - What Is Taking Up So Much Room

May 21, 2012

I continue to get this message, what is taking up so much room?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Startup Disk Full (182GB Of Other) - How To Free Up Space

Jun 23, 2012

My startup disc is full. I have 182 GB of 'Other' that I cannot locate or delete to free up space.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Software :: Installed Disk Utility And Disk Repair - Shows Network Startup But No Hard Drive?

Feb 22, 2010

I ran installer then went to disk utility and pushed disk repair. it ran and indicated in green that no repairs were necessary. i then went to startup disk and only the Diks and network startup showed up but no hard drive. i also open computer to make sure was not wet muddy due to leak in cooling system but all was dry

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MacBook Pro :: Startup Disk Is Almost Full - Clean Startup Disk For More Space?

May 28, 2012

How do I clean my start up disk for more space? I have I cloud but don't really use it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Windows On Mac :: Remove Partition - Revert Back To Full Hard Drive Space?

Dec 12, 2009

I'm thinking about installing Windows 7 on my hard drive using Bootcamp. I'd like to know if in the future I decide to remove windows, am I able to remove the partition and revert back to the full hard drive space or not?

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OS X :: Hard Drive Partition / Disk Image

Nov 17, 2009

I want to partition my hard drive so I can run BootCamp, and my PowerBook is giving me the following message: The Disk Cannot be Partitioned because Some Files Cannot be Moved. So I'm assuming I need to format the whole thing and then partition with BootCamp. Totally open to other ideas, but, assuming I move forward with that, is the best was to save user settings, current Applications, data stored on the drive, etc. to create a disk image on an external drive? I've done that, but I'm sort of unclear on what I do with the disk image after I've wiped the drive and partitioned it up.

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OS X :: Disk Utility Partition Erased Hard Drive?

Nov 12, 2009

I was making a partition on my USB external drive in order to put a disk image of Snow Leopard on it, so I could boot off of it.

I added a 10GB partition to the drive, and clicked Apply. The following dialogue box came up:

Partitioning this disk will change some of the volumes. No volumes will be erased.

This volume will be added:
"Snow Leopard"

This volume will be resized:

I clicked Partition, and it finished very quickly. I checked Finder, and the entire drive, BOTH partitions are completely empty.

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Mac Pro :: External Hard Drive Seen In Disk Utility But Partition Won't Mount?

Sep 2, 2014

I've been running a Toshiba 1TB external drive on my Mac Pro tower and it's been working fine.  But yesterday it wouldn't mount.  I could see the drive in Disc Utility, but the partition wouldn't mount.  I brought it into work where I'm running an iMac and it mounted just fine.  Why would it stop working on one computer (where it was previously fine) yet work okay on another? And how do I get it working on the tower?

Mac Pro, iOS 7.1.2

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Windows On Mac :: Startup Disk Cannot Partition Or Restore To Single Partition?

Sep 7, 2010

Got my first MacBook Pro about 2 months ago and I have been enjoying it to full effect, installing programs such as logic studio and photoshop cs5 on it. Recently, however, I decided that I would like to access some of my windows based programs when I am on the road and don't have my desktop pc with me. So I bought a fresh copy of 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and sat at my macbook, put the disc in and then loaded up Boot Camp. I went through the menu options, decided that I wanted a 50GB partition, leaving my Mac OS drive at 182 GB with 83GB to spare. However, when I started partitioning, after about a minute it stopped and this error message appeared: "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 Assistant for installing Windows.".

I tried cleaning all my temporary files and deleting some files in my downloads that were quite large and I restarted my machine. The problem persisted. Is there a solution to this problem that does not involve doing all this rubbish with a fresh install of Mac OS? I don't have any method of backup apart from a couple of 4GB flash drives..

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MacBook Pro :: Why Hard Disk Always Showing Full (OSX Lion)

Apr 30, 2012

I'm using a MacBook Pro 13" running OSX Lion, why my hard disk always showing full? I never store any movie and music file on this mac even is my working file like AI, PSD file i store it in a external hard-drive. Hard disk always not enough space?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Applications :: Can't Modify External Hard Drive Partition With Disk Utility

Jan 7, 2011

I have an external 750GB hard drive that I previously formatted as FAT 32 because I wanted to be able to plug it into Windows computers as well. I was not very thoughtful at the beginning and I just created one big 750GB partition. I currently have 450GB used and about 300GB free.

I would like to create a new partition in the free space without losing the data I have in the disk, and format the new partition as Mac OS Extended to use it for Time Machine backups. Presumably Disk Utility can do it, but when I go to the "Partition" tab it says "This partition cannot be modified" and the "+" sign below it is grayed.

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Applications :: Disk Utility Won't Format Or Partition External Hard Drive

Apr 18, 2010

The hard drive is a 1TB Western Digital my book I bought it in January I think. I tried to format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) when I got it but for some reason every time I try to erase the part thats named disk3s2 or partition the main one it stops a little before half way through. I don't think its the hard drives fault so I called apple about it one day and they helped a little but it didn't work. Thanks in advance if you can help me. Also a few times I waited about seven hours for it while I was at school and when I came home it didn't move.

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Applications :: Disk Utility - FAT32 Partition With Existing MAC External Hard Drive

Jan 29, 2010

I have a 1/3 full external drive that is currently formatted for MAC OS External.

I want to partition the drive in half and use the 2nd partition for Windows FAT32.

However, when I try to do this with Disk Utility it does not give me the FAT32 option.

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Mac Mini :: Startup Disk Almost Full - What To Spare Disk Space

Jun 7, 2012

I am getting this warning. Not sure what to do or how to do it. Couldn't find any information on freeing space without erasing important files.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Decrypt Full Drive - Want To Use Encrypted Disk

May 23, 2012

I want to decrypt a full drive because I want to use a encrypted disk on Macintosh operating system like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard. If lion does not support decryption method then give me full specification about hfs+ journaled encrypted.

Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X Mavericks :: Disk Utility Crashed Whilst Creating Partition And Now Missing Hard Drive Space

Jun 3, 2014

Disk Utility Crashed whilst creating a Partition, and I now have ~100GB missing, which was the amount I had allocated to the new partition.

The new partition didn't get created, and I now have 100GB missing from the Hard drive. I have a 1TB hard drive, and when I go to Disk Utility, it says:  Capacity : 999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 Bytes)Available : 586.1 GB (586,103,844,864 Bytes)Used : 310.52 GB (310,524,317,696 Bytes) 

Which adds up to about ~900GB.

I tried Repairing Disk in Disk Utility, booting into Recovery Mode and Repairing Disk there, but neither made a difference. 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Partition Hard Drive

Feb 13, 2012

I want to partition my iMac hard drive but it always says "verification error"  

I have already reinstalled Lion but had no luck. I tried partitioning my backup external hard drive and it worked flawlessly

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 21.5 inch, 12gb RAM, 1Tb HD

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OS X :: How Startup Disk Got Full

Feb 17, 2009

My MacBook pro keeps telling me my startup disk is full. I've tried searching and browsing to figure out where my startup disk is so I can figure out how it got full and delete stuff... but I can't find it.

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