Shrunk filesystem w/Winclone, now how to reclaim free space?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hatrabbit, May 2, 2015.

  1. hatrabbit macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    I have a 500gb Bootcamp partition with about 180gb used. During a Winclone backup I shrunk my filesystem. Now my in Disk Utility my Bootcamp partition is still 500gb but "Get Info" in the finder show it's only 180gb with just a few gb available. Is there a way to expand my filesystem back to the size of the partition?
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    One way, now that you have a WinClone backup which has been minimized ... simply delete the Windows BootCamp partition to reclaim all the space back to OS X (use BootCamp Assistant to do this). Then, recreate a new BootCamp partition of the desired size and restore your WinClone image to it. WinClone will expand your Windows image to the maximum size of the new partition.

    Good luck ...

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