Resolved Unable to resize partition

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  1. ianwuk, Apr 6, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013

    ianwuk macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010

    I decided to repartition my hard drive to use Windows 7 in Boot Camp but I changed my mind. This means I now have a lot of free space doing nothing that I want to claim back. In Disk Utility, when I drag my original partition to resize it (reclaiming the lost space) I click Apply, it goes through the steps (no errors) but the partition size remains the same and is not resized.

    Picture is attached. How can I regain the free space again without having to reformat my hard drive and everything?


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  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Try running Bootcamp Assistant and there is a choice to remove a Bootcamp/Windows partition.
  3. ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Thanks for replying.

    I just reformatted and reinstalled everything. I did the partition using Disk Utility, not Bootcamp.


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