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recently I have installed Windows for my bootcamp
and for some reason, deleted the whole drive using terminal (accidentally)
so I have an empty drive that takes up 100 Gs.

I have tried to backup the disk (I didn't know how to use time machine for this)
and my bootcamp became a backup disk for now...

How can I eliminate bootcamp and have my full 320G mac back?
please help
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

Pretty powerful magic that Terminal - will destroy anything. You do have OS X up and running? Go into Utilities and select BootCamp, click as if you were going to install and see if you can get a window showing delete.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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tried that a few times....
This comes up
"The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows."

do you know another method to do so...
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What version of OS X are you running? It makes a difference on how we go about removing the BC partition....
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I am currently using mountain lion, version 10.8.2
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You're using Mountain Lion, OK. Boot to your Recovery Partition by pressing Command + R as soon as you hear the Bong! sound. Once in Recovery, select Disk Utility. From Disk Utility, select the Partition tab. Highlight the BC partition and press the minus button at the bottom, select Apply. After that, take hold of the MacIntosh HD partition boundary line with your mouse and drag it to fill the entire drive, then select apply. Exit the Recovery partition and reboot.
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