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SebazBiohazard Level 1 Level 1

The disk cannot be partitioned because some files can not be moved.

Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.


I would like to partition my drive so that I have windows 7 on my Mac as well as os mountain lion but I get the above message every time. I have partitioned it before and it has worked but then I ran out of space on my hd so I had to remove the partition until I could clear out enough space to retain that partition. If anybody could describe this problem to me and how I might go about fixing it that would be more than great. Thanks!!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Csound1 on Jan 19, 2013 7:54 AM Solved

Have you got the external drive yet? if so follow directions to make the clone, then post back before erasing the internal, OK?


And take your time, no deadline here

Reply by Csound1 on Jan 16, 2013 4:10 PM Helpful

If you have no backup stop what you are doing until you do.


You will need an external drive large enough to hold the entire content of your internal drive. You will use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a clone of the internal drive. Then (from the recovery partition) you will erase the internal drive, finally you will restore the clone to the internal drive.


But first try repairing the disk using the recovery partition.


PS: do not be in a hurry, you are changing the partition structure on your Mac (which could cost you everything on it unless done correctly)

Reply by Csound1 on Jan 19, 2013 7:46 AM Helpful

Are you sure that you are ready for this, you seem to have trouble following me, I already answered this question


SebazBiohazard wrote:


Also when I select the clone will it automatically put it back into place on my hdd or will I have to do something?

As for this:


SebazBiohazard wrote:


So on what partition will I go onto to have access to CCC? Will I go onto my external hdd to acess CCC?

I am a little perturbed.


After you install CCC on your HDD (in order to make the clone in the first place) you will clone the drive, the external drive then will be an exact duplicate of the internal, thus it wll also contain CCC. You will boot TO THE CLONE for all further operations until the clone is transferred back to the HDD, then and only then will you boot from the HDD.

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