I am running High Sierra 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro.
To cut a long story short, I installed a release of Windows 10 on my Mac and did not like it. So I decided to delete it.
I did my best to remove Windows by using the Disk Utility to delete the partition, but problems arose when the Mac would restart. The Mac would automatically boot into recovery mode in Windows. I would have to shut the computer down, then power up while holding down the optionkey until I could select the Mac Drive. I researched a bit more and found this could be fixed by mounting the EFI volume on
/dev/disk0s1 and deleting the
Boot folders inside the
EFI folder. So, this left just the the
APPLE folder. After following these steps and restarted the computer, I was greeted with a flashing grey folder with a question mark on it. So, I restarted with option key held down, then chose the only drive, the Mac drive.
I ran the diskutil list command. The output is shown below.
/dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme 121.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 314.6 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 120.1 GB disk0s2 3: Windows Recovery 901.8 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +120.1 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 66.7 GB disk1s1 2: APFS Volume Preboot 22.0 MB disk1s2 3: APFS Volume Recovery 515.0 MB disk1s3 4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4
Now, I think I made the mistake by deleting the
Boot folder, but I am not sure. So, Also, as an aside question: As previously stated, I have deleted everything regarding Windows, so why is the line below appearing?
3: Windows Recovery 901.8 MB disk0s3
If anyone could help me, it would greatly appreciated.