Restore Hd?

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  1. JRHCPA macrumors newbie

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    If I restore my Mac HD will it erase all my files that are not backed up? Will it restore it to it's factory settings or will it just get rid of all partitions on the disk?

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes to all of the above. If you run an Archive & Install, your settings will remain intact.
     
  3. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SO everything will be gone? There is no way to just erase a partition? Non bootcamp related
     
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    Yes, everything will be gone. You will have to use your computer's restore disks to do this, since it doesn't make much sense for a partition to erase itself.
     
  5. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do I use a restore disk? I was trying to install bootcamp and I backed up my files in time machine, but I didn't leave enough room and it stopped I'm trying to delete the partition it made on my HD I already asked this question but none of the stuff worked
     
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    Stick it into the drive and restart holding the C key.
     
  7. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    stick what in the drive

    the partition is on my my HD

    or are you talking about the MAC OS X install disk
     
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  9. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that but then what do I do, I went to disk utility that didn't help, I went into the install Mac os X and I''m not sure if I want to do that?>
     
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    Okay, can you explain to me exactly what you want to do?
     
  11. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would like to restore my Hard Disk to one single partition without losing all my files, I have nothing on the Partition I want to delete
     
  12. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Ah, okay. Open Disk Utility, select your drive, go to the Partition tab, click on the partition you want to delete, and click the minus button below the list. You should then be able to resize your main partition to fill the drive.
     
  13. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ther is no minus below it?

    Just to make sure I'm in the right place, the partiton is on the left side when I open disk utitity
     
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    Look again.
     

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