In an earlier tutorial, we showed you how to create a new partition on Mac. But what if, after testing, you wish to delete the partition and relinquish its space? In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how easy it is to dissolve a partition using OS X’s built-in Disk Utility.
Deleting a hard drive partition on Mac
Step 1: Open Disk Utility
Step 2: Click the partition that you wish to delete under the logical volume
Step 3: Click the Erase tab and make sure Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) is selected
Step 4: Click the Erase button
Step 5: Click the logical volume
Step 6: Click the Partition tab
Step 7: Highlight the partition that you erased in step 4
Step 8: Click the ‘-‘ sign and click Remove
Step 9: Use the drag handle to reallocate the space back relinquished by the deleted partition
Step 10: Click Apply → Partition
After a few seconds, all of the space taken from the purged partition will be reallocated. After it completes, you can close Disk Utility.
Be sure to watch the video embedded above in the event that you’re unclear about any particular step mentioned. It’s a fairly straightforward process, but it still helps to see an example.
What do you think about OS X’s built-in Disk Utility and its functions? Do you find it easy to use? Sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts.
See also: How to choose your startup disk on Mac