Delete an encrypted file container

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by trubluru, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. trubluru macrumors newbie

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    Please help me ive never had a mac before, this is my first one.
    I have managed to create a encrypted file container but dont want to use it now, can some please give me an idiots guide on how to get rid of it.
    I really need an idiots guide if anyone would be so kind
    many thanx for any help
    trubluru
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    An encrypted dmg file? Just unmount (right-click > Eject...) and move to trash. Empty trash.
     
  3. trubluru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, i have made two untitled file containers they are both empty, i want to delete these and get back to my original 512Gb storage capacity. Can you help me get rid of these, sorry for appearing to be thick but this is all new to me
    again thanks i appreciate your help
     
  4. trubluru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya Dancer i found out how to do it, only took me three days ha ha

    1. Launch Disk Utility, located at /Applications/Utilities/.
    2. Current hard drives and volumes will display in a list pane on the left side of the Disk Utility window. Hard drives are listed with a generic disk icon, followed by the drive’s size, make, and model. Volumes are listed below their associated hard drive.


    1. Select the hard drive associated with the volume you wish to expand.
    2. Click the ‘Partition’ tab.
    3. Select the existing volume you wish to delete.
    4. Click the ‘-’ (minus or delete) button.
    5. Disk Utility will display a confirmation sheet listing how the volumes will be changed.
    6. Click the ‘Remove’ button.

    Thank goodness it was getting me down lol
     

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