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Recovering memory on Seagate 3tb external hard drive


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#1 tony o flanagan

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:40 PM

I recently bought a new laptop. It did not come with recovery dvd's, you have to use a usb memory drive to make a recovery system. I used a 32gb sd micro drive as it had more than enough memory for the job. I also had a 3 tb external hard drive installed at the time. I started the process it asks you what drive you wished to use. By mistake I selected the 3tb external drive, it formatted the drive and installed the recovery system. On realising my mistake I deleted the recovery and installed it correctly on  my 32 gb sd drive. However, when I looked at the memory on the now empty 3tb external drive it show I now had only 32gb's. I tried to install 40 gb's on this drive but had not enough space. I checked out control panel, disc management, devise manager and disc manager for a resolution but no look. I plugged into another laptop no luck there. I have a back up of the files I lost and would like to have a second copy. I would appreciate any help on this issue



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

You only want to get the drive back to full capacity, correct?



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

Yes



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Download and install Partition Wizard from here.

 

Make sure you are doing the operations to your external drive and not the Windows drive. All operations are made and then the apply button is clicked.

 

Click on 3TB disk to hightlight it. Delete every partition shown on the drive. Edit: This will delete all data on the drive.

 

Iniitialize the disk as GPT.

 

Create a new partition in the unallocated space. Format to NTFS

 

Press apply and all operations will start.


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 October 2014 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:22 PM

Done as you said, I now have full capacity. Thank you very much for your help.

 

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:31 PM

Your Welcome. Glad it worked out for you and thanks for the update.






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