Change Volume Format

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  1. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    I accidentally set up my main Leopard partition on my iMac as Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled). Is there a way I can change that so it's not case-sensitive?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try booting from the install DVD and running Disk Utility from there.
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    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    Well the problem is that I don't want to, and cannot rather, format my HDD because I have very very very important files on here that I cannot lose.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    To my knowledge, it is impossible to do so without a reformat. Your best bet is to clone your existing drive to a bootable back-up image on an external drive, reinstall Leopard, and then restore from the backup.

    Good drive cloning apps: SuperDuper!, Carbon Copy Cloner

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