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Disk Utility or BootCamp Don’t Delete Partitions i

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In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.5 Leopard, you can use Boot Camp utility to make your system dual-boot with Microsoft Windows computer. It enables you to use both Mac OS X and Windows operating system on same machine. It is generally helpful for the software developers and software testers. However, in some cases, this configuration may cause serious problems, which leads to data loss. In such circumstances, you need to use Mac Recovery solutions to get your mission critical data back.

When you try to delete the Boot Camp partition, which is created by Boot Camp utility to install Windows partition, the process cannot complete. When you go to Boot Camp utility and click continue on Boot Camp to restore your hard drive, you get an error message similar to the following one:

“BootCamp cannot restore Macintosh HD into one single partition.”

The partition cannot be deleted even with the Disk Utility. Disk Utility lists all the hard drive volumes in sidebar, but you get the below error message when you select the partition and press deleted key:

“Cannot delete partition”

If you try to unmount the Boot Camp partition and eject it, nothing happens. You can see a map of the hard drive when you mark your hard drive on top of the sidebar.

How to delete a partition in such cases?

Go through the underwritten steps to delete a partition in such situations:

• Insert Mac OS X installation disk and boot your system from it by pressing C key at startup.

• Select Utilities from top bar and select Disk Utility.

• Select your hard drive from sidebar in Disk Utility application.

• Choose ‘Partition’ from the application window.

• It displays a map. Select the partition, which you want to delete, from map.

• Click minus sign. It deletes the partition.

If the above method does not work, formatting the hard drive and operating system reinstallation is the only way to go for. However, this method also removes all the data from your Mac OS X hard drive and causes serious data loss that requires File Recovery Mac to be fixed.

Mac Data Recovery is best possible using powerful third-party applications, known as Mac Recovery Software. They are capable of methodically scanning entire hard drive and extracting all lost, missing, and deleted data from it.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery software easily and safely recovers lost data from Mac OS X computers in all data loss scenarios. The software works well with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther. It supports recovery from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes.

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