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  1. #1

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    Jun 28, 2006
    13" MacBook w/ 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 512MB memory & SuperDrive
    Question Missing Hard Drive Space
    When I bought my MacBook I had an 80GB HD. I installed Bootcamp and then back around Christmas I decided to get rid of BootCamp and made a mistake of deleting BootCamp before I removed the Windows partition. Anyway I was able to remove the partition but I just noticed that I don't have an 80GB drive any more. It is only showing up as a 55GB drive.

    Does anyone know where the remaining 25Gigs went?
    And how do I get it back?

    Please help.

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    mac57's Avatar
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    Apr 29, 2006
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    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    I don't suppose that 25G was the size of the now removed Windows partition was it? It may be that you removed the partition, but the existing Mac OS X partition is still the same size it always was. Removing a partition doesn't automatically return the space to the other partitions. That has to be done manually I'm afraid, and I *think*, for Macs, that involves a full re-install of Mac OS X, since in essense you need to reformat your hard drive.

    Does anyone know of Mac OS X tools that will do a resize of an existing HFS+ partition "in situ", without disturbing the current contents? I am not aware of one, but that doesn't mean that there isn't one.
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    Sandwichman's Avatar
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    Jul 19, 2006
    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM + 20" ACD
    You could try downloading the Boot Camp software from Apple again and see if it gives you the option to return it to a single partition... Might work.
    Sitting, waiting, wishing...

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    13in macbook - 10.11 --- 21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP win 8
    ipartition is "supposed" to do that but I have mixed feelings about using it.
    And it's not free.
    Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
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