Clone and Shrink multiple partitioned SSD


Recently I’m planning to upgrade and test High Sierra, but before I’m taking precautions and backing up everything. The problem arises when I tried to backup my Windows Installation. I’m working with a Macbook pro 15 in Late 2011, my windows installation is the Creators Update, and comes from a clean install using the method of VirtualBox.

The problem is that I was able to backup before add an additional partition, which I modified using gdisk to allow an hybrid MBR and read the additional partition in windows. Everything works great just I’m unable to use winclone after that. I’ve using chkdsk in windows but seems to not working. I need some advice, ideas and possible solutions.

I attach the report given by gdisk:

sudo gdisk /dev/disk0
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1

Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their
partition table automatically reloaded!
Partition table scan:
MBR: hybrid
BSD: not present
APM: not present
GPT: present

Found valid GPT with hybrid MBR; using GPT.

Command (? for help): p
Disk /dev/disk0: 468862128 sectors, 223.6 GiB
Logical sector size: 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): xxxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 468862094
Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries
Total free space is 524301 sectors (256.0 MiB)

Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
1 40 409639 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition
2 409640 212365407 101.1 GiB AF05
3 212365408 213634943 619.9 MiB AB00
4 213634944 274605463 29.1 GiB 0700
5 274867608 468599943 92.4 GiB 0700

What error message are you getting? Please try with the latest version and / or beta, since we had some fixes for legacy booting macs.

Beta is here:


Thanks for the fast respond, I’ve already update to the latest 6.1.7, but it gives to me the error:

“Cloning Error: Error Executing ntfsclone”

If I try to shrink or expand it says:

There was an error expanding or shrinking your volume. Most likely this is caused by a dirty filesystem or a filesystem that is not NTFS. Try rebooting into Windows to allow it to do a disk check. See the system log for more information.

I’ve already booted in Windows, using cmd as administrator and made a chkdsk /f C

What could be the next step?

Try looking at the log and see if it gives the exact error message. It does seem like there is a disk related error preventing the clone.