Yosemite Partition problem

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by BasicGreatGuy, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I decided to delete the 33 GB Yosemite partition I created on my HD via disk utility. Even though it isn't showing, the Mavericks HD is now missing what appears to be that amount of space. How can I get my 500 GB drive back to 499 GB instead of the 464 GB it is now showing.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    If you look in Disk Utility is there grey space below the Mavs partition like at the bottom of this page?. You should be able to grab the bottom of the Mavs partition and drag it down into the empty space then apply the change.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    That did the trick. I can't believe I overlooked that last night. I kept looking and looking at disk utility. :)

    Thank you, Weasel.
     
  4. chrisrand macrumors member

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    Easy fix


    I know this is an old article, but this recently happened to me and the easiest way to get rid of the Yosemite partition is to:

    1) Boot your other OS, mine was Mavericks
    2) Open Disk Utility
    3) Select the Yosemite partition
    4) Select the erase tab, erase it,
    5) Select the main drive and go to the partition tab, where you can then delete the Yosemite partition and resize it back to the original size.

    Hope that helps!
     

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