3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2013 10:06 AM by The hatter
Brad Chapman Level 1 Level 1

Okay I've had this problem a few times it keeps coming up with this every time it formats the disk.


"The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved"


Then it goes on to say that i need to format my disk and stuff and ive done that already


what does this mean like i back up my computer and everything is right so any help here

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Reply by dalstott on Aug 18, 2013 9:12 AM Helpful
The easiest way is to clone your Mac to an external hard drive with Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper. Boot from the cloned exernal drive and use Disk utility to reformat the internal drive. Then clone to the Mac with the external drive as a source. Regardless of how you proceed you better have a backup if you value your data. Time Machine is not bootable so is of limited usefulness. http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html http://www.bombich.com/
Reply by The hatter on Aug 18, 2013 10:06 AM Helpful
Try shrinking the partition. Then move it back to full size once you were able to apply and get the extra GBs (80 is a good number).  And never make such changes well you should have backups from day one regardless, just more so.  Cloning means that the restore will optimize / consolide and leave you with free space that is no longer fragmented as well.  Then just boot off the clone, do the restore and then you can run BCA again.

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