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

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    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.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    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

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    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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