Thread: Missing Hard Drive Space
02-24-2007, 12:19 AM #1
Missing Hard Drive Space
- Member Since
- Jun 27, 2006
- 13" MacBook w/ 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 512MB memory & SuperDrive
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?
02-24-2007, 01:31 PM #2
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- Apr 29, 2006
- St. Somewhere
- 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.My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
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02-26-2007, 11:56 AM #3
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...
02-27-2007, 12:53 AM #4
ipartition is "supposed" to do that but I have mixed feelings about using it.
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