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anonymous 1050
Oct 15, 2012, 09:25 PM
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:confused:



simsaladimbamba
Oct 15, 2012, 09:31 PM
Normally you use Boot Camp Assistant to do so.
Maybe this almost click-by-click tutorial can still help:
Images are clickable, as they need to be in thumbnail size due to their width.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_Remove_BootCamp_partition/BCA12.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_Remove_BootCamp_partition/BCA34.png

4=5, 5=6, 6=7
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_Remove_BootCamp_partition/BCA567.png

If it does not, open Disk Utility and delete the second partition and try to drag the end of the first partition (bottom right corner) to make it bigger and click APPLY.

Also know, that using the same disk for backing things up can defeat the purpose of backing up, since the HDD can crash (does not happen that often, but it can) and the backup would be toast.
Use an extra external HDD for backing up or an online backup service or if you only have small text documents or a few pictures to backup, Dropbox or iCloud might suffice.

I have one 500 GB HDD for my photographs (digital and analog) libraries and editing documents, one 500 GB HDD with my personal video footage in an editing friendly format.
Both 500 GB HDDs get backed up to one 1 TB HDD via CarbonCopyCloner (http://www.bombich.com).
And that 1 TB HDD gets backed up to another 1 TB HDD via CarbonCopyCloner.
Therefore I have three copies of my important data.