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My Partition Is Having Some Problems.. help please


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(im running mac os x version 10.6.2 )
So, just a few months after i got my Mac Desktop i decided that bootcamp was the way to go if i wanted to play some games. i didn't install it right and i just decided to let it be and go on just using the mac.

well.. i erased the 50 Gig Bootcamp Partition and the 50 gigs didn't add back to the main Macintosh HD partition

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...0at22849PM.png

as you can see there an entire 50 gigs are missing from my partition.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...0at23235PM.png


as i tried to make the partition bigger i get this annoying message.

can anyone help me regain those 50 gigs back to my main partition
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It appears you did not use the Boot Camp Assistant to recover your Boot Camp partition space back to your hard drive? Next time please read the Boot Camp instructions (PDF file).

OK. Here's how to get your space back:

First, make a backup of your hard drive using Time Machine or make a clone backup using SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner. After making the backup,
boot your machine with the Snow Leopard DVD. After it boots, escape from the install process and select "Utilities", "Disk Utility" from the top menu. Select the "First Aid" tab. Do a verify and repair. Keep doing that until all errors are cleared.

Now go to the partitioning tool. Drag the partition line from where your OS X partition ends (drag it down) to the end of the disk. Select apply. Exit from the Disk Utility application and reboot your machine. You should now have all your space back.

If you still can't use the partitioning tool, post back.

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so in order to use time machine i need an external hard drive that is roughly 200 gigs?
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