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post #11 of 15
Yah, same boat as appocalypse. Any tips for restoring partitions?
post #12 of 15
This worked like a champ! For those having problems I will step through my particular setup. I had leopard and Windows 7 with 100G of my 300G drive partitioned for Windows 7 to run with Parallels Desktop. Needing to recover the space used by the windows partition, I had used disk utility to convert the partition back to HFS+ and had it set to be used as a second drive for OSX. SO before using it I decided to Google how to merge the 2 partitions when I ran across this post. I followed the directions just as illustrated here and it worked like a charm! Thanks again!smile.gif
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by froenhoefer;14203381 
Yah, same boat as appocalypse. Any tips for restoring partitions?

testdisk handles HSF+ partitions. Couldn't say for sure that it would work for you, but it really seems as though you have nothing to lose in trying. It is indeed a miraculous little program.
post #14 of 15
unfortunately, 2 years later I am in the same place with a similar update.
I had 2 partitions. 50gb and 270gb

I ran out of space in my 50gb partition and had plenty of room on the 270gb

BOTH had data.

I partitioned the 270gb into 240gb and 30gb, with the intention of merging the 50gb and 30gb partitions together, creating a larger 80gb partition next to a 240gb one.
followed the directions provided here, and even though disk1s1, s2 and s3 were visible in diskutil list, once the merge command was issued, it combined ALL 3 volumes into a 320gb volume with no other partitions.

Ran the suggested recovery software but nothing seems to detect the original partitions after they were merged.

Just a head's up in case anyone else tries this.
post #15 of 15
It may actually help me. Thanks a lot for this much detailed write up to extend the mac partition
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