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How do you open a partition on Mac

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DerekBradley Calculating status...
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Dec 22, 2012 10:15 AM

I know this sounds stupid but I created a second partition on my iMac and now can't remember how to get into it.

Derek

IMac2.7, Mac OS X (10.6), Snow Leopard
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to DerekBradley)

    Finder->Preferences->General->enable Show HDs and ext HDs on Desktop. Once it appears, double-click the icon should open it up.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to DerekBradley)

    Ah! Proverbial miscommunication.

     

    Open a volume (partition) means to show its contents.

     

    Boot from a volume means select it to be the Startup Disk and restart. That's done the hard way, which you described, or the easy way:

    System Preferences->Startup Disk->select the one you wish to boot with and hit the Restart button.

     

     

    Merry Christmas.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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