Resolved Cannot remove free space partition

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  1. Yakibomb, Jul 7, 2014
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    Yakibomb macrumors 6502

    Yakibomb

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    Hi Guys, hopefully you can help me out here

    SO I cleaning up files on my mac when I realized about 20 GBs of space was missing. After searching for a while I found a blank partition in Disk Utility that accounts for the missing space.

    The partition is currently formatted as "free space" but I cannot reformat it or do anything else with it. I've tried verifying and repairing it in Disk Utility in the Recovery Partition but it says "This volume appears to be OK".

    Here's a pic showing what I see in Disk Utility:
    Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 7.54.56 PM.png

    Hopefully you guys can help me out
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not a partition, but just unused space, you cannot delete it because its not there (as a partition)

    Try to grow your Macintosh partition and see if you can reclaim it (you might need to boot into recovery mode first).
     
  3. Yakibomb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I cannot do anything with the space, it won't let me format it or grow the Macintosh partition over it
     
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  5. Yakibomb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay so I managed to fix this. I disabled FileVault to get rid of the 'logical volume group' then tried formatting it through the Recovery Partition
     

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