To resize a Mac Volume in its Drive is very important for users as it creates more space in a specific Volume and decreases it in another in which there is lesser data. Managing Mac Drives and their Volumes is necessary to keep the data, files and contents secure and properly arranged.
In this article we shall learn how to resize a Mac Volume with Mac Disk Utility without disturbing the data in the other partitions. When there are multiple partitions, and you need one slightly bigger than the other on particular Mac Drive to store more data in it, you can use Mac Disk Utility to increase Volumes, delete partitions, expand or resize Volumes as you like.
Let's move ahead to explore how to resize a Mac Volume with Mac Disk Utility, rules of resizing and much more.
Want to resize a Mac Volume with Mac Disk Utility? There are some rules you’ll have to follow. Pay attention to these rules for the most accurate results.
Mac Disk Utility is a built-in application in Mac OS but has undergone series of changes with every OS update. Since the newest and latest version of it is extremely feature-laden, it can be used to enlarge/resize a Mac Volume easily without causing loss in data.
Just a reminder, the last Volume on the Drive cannot be enlarged. Also, you must be willing to destroy the Volume behind the said Volume.
Many users express their opinions stating that using Mac Disk Utility to resize a Mac Volume is no longer a cake walk. However, we feel that its interface is very intuitive and easy to use. Apple has come up with the most organized Mac Disk Utility interface ever which will guide you all along as you proceed to enlarge/resize a Mac Volume.
Imagine a situation where a Drive is partitioned into equal Volumes, but one of those is running out of space since its contents are more than that in the other partitions. What will you do? Simply use Mac Disk Utility and make room in one Volume by decreasing some in the other.
That people prefer using Mac Disk Utility is because it is a one stop solution for managing storage devices working with Mac. Also, Mac Disk Utility is fully equipped to resize, enlarge, decrease, create and delete Volumes/Partitions, without disturbing the data in the Drive and affecting other Volumes and partitions in a destructive manner.
Curious to resize a Mac Volume with Mac Disk Utility? Move on to the next segment and you’ll be able to do just that without any data loss.
Given below are detailed steps to resize a Mac Volume with Mac Disk Utility. Follow the instructions carefully to enlarge a Mac Volume without losing any data:
Who would have imagined that a Mac Drive Volume could be enlarged so easily? Well, with Mac Disk Utility, resizing a Volume is easy, effective and does not harm the data saved on the drive. The process is very intuitive and steps to use Disk Utility in Mac is extremely simple as stated above.
Do not hesitate to smartly arrange and organize your data in the Mac Drive as it will not disturb the other Drives or the data contained in Volumes of the same Drive.
Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.
How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.
Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.
Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".
Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.