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How to Erase and Remove Hard Drive Partitions On Mac

Oyetoke Tobi - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Do you have a Mac computer whose hard drive has been divided into two or more partitions? Would you like to get back that huge space you gave up to partition your Mac's hard drive?

In case you have partitioned your Mac's hard drive previously in order to download a beta or install Windows or Linux, but since you need that storage space back, you can easily remove the partition and regain the huge space.

So here's how to

Remove a hard drive partition on the Mac consist of two-step process. The first process is to erase a partition, then you can remove it from your system.

So before you proceed, you must make sure you've backup your Mac data. Using the Time Machine is the easiest way to back up your data, so you check out this guide on how to backup your Mac with Time Machine.

Erasing a Partition on Mac

Now restart your computer into your main partition to erase additional ones.

Then open Finder from your dock.

Then click on Applications.



Now scroll down and open the Utilities folder.

Then double-click on it to open Disk Utility.



So click on the partition you would like to erase.

Then click on Erase. Click on Erase again to confirm you would like to erase the partition.

Then click on Done to continue.



That's all

Removing a partition on Mac

Once you've followed the above steps on how to erase a partition, you can then remove it from your hard drive with the below steps.

Now choose your main partition, which is the first drive on the list. 

It might be referred to as "Fusion" or "Macintosh HD."

Then click on Partition.



Then select the partition you would like to remove from the graph.

Now click on the minus (-) button.

Then click on Apply.



So the Disk Utility will check the disk and remove it from the list. Note: This might take several minutes.


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