Lost Mac Partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lreeve95, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. lreeve95 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    Tried to remove the bootcamp partition and disk utility would not allow it. However, it allowed me to erase the partition but would fail half way through. Restarted the computer and all the partitions were gone including the macintosh and recovery ones. Can only boot to the old Leopard disc. Need help ASAP.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I know this is a little late, but to remove a bootcamp partition you need to use the Bootcamp Assistant in the utilities folder.

    Can you do a command-r boot to recovery partition? The recovery partition is hidden, so it may still be there even if you don't see it.
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    If you don't have a backup you'll need another hard drive and Stellar Phoenix for Mac or Nucleus Kernel Mac (Windows only) to recover the files. If you only have a Mac you'll need Stellar Phoenix and install OS X on the new hard drive.

    These are the only programs I know of that are able to scan deleted partitions. The other popular recovery programs for Mac I have tried won't work with deleted partitions.

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