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Lost space on external harddrive

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#1 sn0zb0z


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:11 AM

I have an external harddrive and I think the original space on it was 120GB. I got a Windows 8 laptop that said about using an harddrive/memory stick for the backup. So I used the harddrive.


I now don't need the backup so deleted the files on there and the harddrive now states it has just 31.9GB.


How do I get the rest of the space back that it originally had?



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

Download Partition Wizard home edition here. Install and Run.


Make sure you are doing this to your external drive and not your internal drive. This will delete everything on the drive so backup any important data if there is still any on the drive.


Delete all partitions


Create a partition in the unallocated space and Format NTFS


Click Apply

#3 heartgram777


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

If you are looking to host your files on safe place so you can access them later on then you should use skycloud24.com
they are providing free and premium packages
try them once


#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:26 PM

I would be careful about Skycloud. From their FAQs -



Q: Will my files be removed?

A: Free/non accounts files are kept for 60 days. Premium accounts files are kept for unlimited days.


My italics.  Premium accounts start at $US 8.95/month.


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