Recover free space? :/

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Curtis 92, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Curtis 92 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009
    I have this blank space on my hard drive and i want to know how i can recover this space on my Main HD, can anybody help me out?

  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    Format the free space. It'll show up as a second partition. I don't think you can expand the first partition because the free space is before it, so the starting location of the partition would change (a no-no for live partition resize).

    Alternately, backup to Time Machine, format, and choose the Time Machine option when re-installing the OS.

    Probably not the answer for which you were hoping.
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    What caused it to be like that in the first place? I think that's the key to fixing it.

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