Deleting bootcamp

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by anonymous 1050, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. anonymous 1050 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2012
    recently I have installed Windows for my bootcamp
    and for some reason, deleted the whole drive using terminal (accidentally)
    so I have an empty drive that takes up 100 Gs.

    I have tried to backup the disk (I didn't know how to use time machine for this)
    and my bootcamp became a backup disk for now...

    How can I eliminate bootcamp and have my full 320G mac back?
    please help:confused:
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Normally you use Boot Camp Assistant to do so.
    Maybe this almost click-by-click tutorial can still help:
    Images are clickable, as they need to be in thumbnail size due to their width.


    4=5, 5=6, 6=7

    If it does not, open Disk Utility and delete the second partition and try to drag the end of the first partition (bottom right corner) to make it bigger and click APPLY.

    Also know, that using the same disk for backing things up can defeat the purpose of backing up, since the HDD can crash (does not happen that often, but it can) and the backup would be toast.
    Use an extra external HDD for backing up or an online backup service or if you only have small text documents or a few pictures to backup, Dropbox or iCloud might suffice.


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