Deleted bootcamp incorrectly

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  1. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    So I deleted the partitions using disk utility instead of boot camp assistant. So I am now missing 100 gb of space. Any way to get it back without backing up everything repartitioning and reinstalling?

    running 10.7.1
     
  2. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Can you still see that 100gb of space on Disk Utility?
     
  3. Prodo123, Sep 5, 2011
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    The 100GB is now allocated as "Free Space" instead of the part of your OS X partition.

    DERP Disregard my old comment.

    Go to Disk Utility, and go to Partitions tab for your hard drive. There you should be able to drag the OS X partition to take up the 100GB of free space.
     
  4. NZed macrumors 65816

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    cant you just format that partition and then merge with your OSX partition?
     
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I had a brain fart, revised comment.
     
  6. aimbdd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats the problem. Its not showing any free space. I have The osx partition at 650 GB, and the recovery partition at 650 MB and all the rest is just missing.
     
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    I had this problem a few months ago. I ended up cloning my hard drive to an external drive, then formatting my imac drive and then moving the cloned drive info back to it. There might be a better way but im not sure how.
     
  8. aimbdd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what i may end up doing. Was really hoping not to... I will be reinstalling windows so I would be missing 200 GB of my hard drive otherwise.
     
  9. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    format the empty partition to MS-DOS format (Fat 32) in disk utility. Then open bootcamp setup and merge as you would have before.
     
  10. RayK macrumors 6502

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  11. aimbdd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. i know about that. The free space doesn't show up in disk utility.
     
  12. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Try using disk utility when booting from the 10.7 installer or 10.6 or 10.5 dvds
     

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