Delete files from Windows [Need more space to reinstall OS X]

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cclloyd, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000

    cclloyd

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    I need to reinstall OS X, but I need an adidtional 150MB to install. I tried booting into Windows on Bootcamp to delete some stuff, and did, but it doesn't change the free space. How can I delete some stuff so I can boot into OS X again?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    First, did you empty the Windows recycle bin after deleting items?
    Second, deleting files in the Windows partition in Boot Camp doesn't change the size of the partition, so it won't affect the free space available on the OS X partition. To accomplish that, you would have to resize the partitions.

    Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
     
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  4. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I deleted files on the OS X partition FROM windows, not delete files on Windows. But it didn't free up any space...
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you have MacDrive installed? If not, Windows cannot read or write to the HFS+ formatted OS X partition, so you couldn't have deleted files from the OS X partition from Windows.
     

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