Bootcamp Restore Issue

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  1. gamerish macrumors regular

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    So I tried using Bootcamp Assistant to get rid of my Windows 7 partition I set up awhile ago. I allocated 150gb of my 750gb SSD to it. But when I went through the removal process I got:

    What sucks though is that my Boot Camp partition is gone, but the 150gb of space it used to take up wasn't restored to my OSX partition. So I've just lost 150gb of space which I'm really not happy about. How do I fix this?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What do you see in Disk Utility for that drive?

    Type "diskutil cs list" (without the quotes) in Terminal and post up the output.
     
  3. gamerish thread starter macrumors regular

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    All I got from Terminal was this:

    When I go into disk utility, it doesn't show a partition/disk image for Windows. Just OSX.

    Also, I'm freeing up some SSD space so I can make a time machine backup (my external HDD I use for backups is only 500gb so I have to put some files onto other smaller HDDs) and I freed up 30gb of space. After I deleted those files from my SSD and emptied my trash can, the extra 30gb of space showed at the space indicator on that bottom bar of Finder as usual. It went from 60gb to 90 gb of free space to be specific. But, when I go into Disk Utility to see how much free space I have on my drive it still only shows 60gb. So the 30gb of room I freed up shows up in Finder but not in Disk Utility. What gives?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I assume you emptied the trash after deleting these files?

    If you have Time Machine turned on, it creates local backup files that cause a difference between size in Finder vs. Disk Util. You can read about it here.

    Try the command "diskutil list" without the CS and tell me what you see.

    When looking in Disk Util does it show the Macintosh HD partition filling the whole drive?
     
  5. gamerish thread starter macrumors regular

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    As for the Macintosh HD partition, it doesn't fill the whole thing box. *Facepalm* I guess I'll resize it to fill the whole thing. Will resizing the partition delete all my stuff?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... that list command shows you have unallocated space on the drive. Just drag it down and click apply and it will expand into the space without deleting your data. Backup first if you can though just to be safe. :)
     

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