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Reformatting HDD to HFS+
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Oct 13, 2000, 12:05 AM
 
I've got a B&W G3 with two Maxtor hard drives. The master drive is formatted in HFS Standard, while the slave drive is HFS+. I'm going to reformat the master in HFS+ using Apple's Drive Setup utility. To back up the master drive I simply drag-copied everything to the slave drive. It's all there: everything checks out by size so I'm confident I have it all. How could I miss? Just drag each file to the second drive, right? When the unit is reformatted in HFS+ I should be able to simply drag everything back to the master drive. That's the plan, anyway. Does anybody see something wrong? Have I missed something and am I about to really screw the pooch? Guess I'm just looking for a little confirmation before nuke my stuff into oblivion.

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Bob

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Oct 13, 2000, 12:16 AM
 
That's exactly what I did when I partitioned my iMac's hard drive (except the transfer was to another networked Mac for temp. storage).

After partitiong and moving it all back, everything worked fine except for all my aliases, which were all pointing to "Macintosh HD" when the OS 9 partition was renamed to "Mac OS 9." So don't change that name!

Hope it works for you too

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Oct 13, 2000, 12:18 AM
 
Heh, you'd think I knew my stuff with 470 posts, but I'm still clueless when it comes to many things
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Oct 13, 2000, 02:09 AM
 
Thanks for the encouragement! Everything worked like a charm. My desktip aliases for things like QuickTime and Palm HotSync were gone, but that's really it. Took all of about 30 seconds to make new ones. Seems like now that I have HFS+ as a format everything is running faster, and I'm a happy Mac guy.


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Oct 13, 2000, 09:16 AM
 
Now that you've gone HFS+ - this is an optimum time to optimize the
hard drive.

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