Question: Is there any way to free up space that was once Bootcamp partition?
I had Windows installed in a Bootcamp partition on my Mac hard drive, but it was taking up far too much space and I wanted rid of it. However, I think I might have goofed...
I opened Disk Utility and clicked on the Partition button at the top so that the pie-chart diagram was showing on the left-hand side. I made sure that the Bootcamp partition was highlighted and then I clicked the minus sign underneath to remove the Bootcamp partition, and then clicked the Apply button.
I'd assumed that this would instantly free up the 92GB or so that it had been taking up, so that I'd have a lot more free space on my Macintosh HD, but when I looked at how much storage was used and free the figures were identical to what they had been before.
I'm now thinking that I should really have erased the Bootcamp partition before I deleted it.
I have a feeling that a load of space on that Macintosh HD is now full of stuff that is completely unusable, because it's no longer in it's separate Bootcamp partition, but I cannot work out how to remove it to free up the space as intended.
Is there any way out of this predicament please?
I'm running macOS 10.13.1 on a late-2010 MacBook Pro with a 500GB SATA hard drive fitted.
MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13)