SDD containing less space after upgrade, help?! (Boot Camp related)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Enojo, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Enojo macrumors member

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    So, I had a big problem installing El Capitan with a Boot Camp Windows partition, so I deleted this Windows partition before trying to upgrade again. This extra space from the partition was left as "free space". Now a few hours later, after upgrading, the Windows partition is still there when I press the "alt"-button at start up, but it just shows that the Windows install is broken when I try to start it up, of course. (It should've been completely gone, though)

    However, when I go to the disk utility program in OS X, it only shows one partition, Macintosh HD at 190 GB. The SDD I have is sized at 256 GB, but the remaining 60+ GB are nowhere to be found!! How can I get back the remaining GB into the Macintosh HD partition again?
    Is there any way, or do I have to make a completely clean install and then use Time Machine? If so, how do I do this? I can't lose any of the stuff that's on my hard disk now, but I guess Time Machine is the solution here? Please, if anyone knows what to do, help me. Kinda depressed here, after losing 60+ GB..

    And I must say, the new disk utility app is terrible.
     
  2. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    I think you should have removed the partition through bootcamp, try seeing if it still shows up in bootcamp and removing it.
     
  3. Enojo thread starter macrumors member

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    You're probably right. It doesn't show up in Boot Camp now though. I guess clean install is the only solution, with my backup from Time Machine. Can someone confirm this will work. I guess Time Machine only saves the Macintosh HD partition, right? So afterwards I'll be able to move the "free space" over to that partition? Yes?
     

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