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by Tom Nelson

Disk Utility underwent quite a bit of changes when Apple released OS X El Capitan. The new version of Disk Utility is much more colorful, and some say easier to use. Others say it has lost many of the basic capabilities that old Mac hands took for granted.

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While this is indeed true for some functions, such as creating and managing RAID arrays, it’s not true that you can no longer resize your Mac volumes without losing data.

I will confess though, that it’s not as easy or intuitive to resize volumes and partitions as it was with the older version of Disk Utility. Some of the problems are caused by the clumsy user interface that Apple came up with for the new version of Disk Utility.

With the gripes out of the way, let’s take a look at how you can successfully resize volumes and partitions on your Mac.

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