Removing Bootcamp. BC Assistant rucked it up.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BlueBelle, May 25, 2015.

  1. BlueBelle macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    MacBook Pro 6,1. OSX 10.7.5 + old Bootcamp Partition running Win7
    500GB HD, 337GB devoted to Mac HD, rest devoted to Bootcamp.

    ALl I wanted to do was remove Bootcamp and recover the space for OSX.

    1. Used Bootcamp Assistant. It removed Windows - but gave me an error message - could not recover the lost partition!

    2. Tried Disk Utility recover mode. It could not give me that space either - because of the NTFS partitioning.

    3. I had a clone of my Mac disk. So restored the Mac to pre-bootcamp-messup. Still can't do anything about the lost 160+ GB that I want to retrieve.

  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    Boot from your clone disk, then use DiskUtility to repartition your original disk to a single OS X partition. Now you can either reinstall fresh, or clone your backup clone disk back to the original disk. You should be back to your pre-Windows condition and can proceed as you wish with Windows or not.
  3. BlueBelle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    Works, thank you. (I was avoiding this solution previously because I didn't know if restoring a clone to a different size partition would work.)

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