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Replacement hard drive showing wrong capacity in File Explorer


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#1 Jo'sfriend

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:26 AM

I would be grateful if anyone can help me out.After my Windows 8 Asus n56vj 750gb hard drive failed I replaced it with a 1tb hdd. After carrying out a system image restoration using EaseUs To-do the new hard drive shows in File Explorer as a 750gb capacity. How can I get the increased HDD capacity to register.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:48 AM

This is normal after a cloning. The partition needs to be expanded. If you look in disk management is there a partition after your Windows C: partition? If there is then you will need to use a third party partition manager to first move the partition after C: and then expand C:. 

 

Partition Wizard can do the job. All steps are virtual and will not complete until Apply is clicked. This lets you back out of any steps if a mistake is made.

 

If there is no partition after C: you can expand it in Disk Management by right clicking C: and selecting Extend Volume.

 

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?



#3 Jo'sfriend

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:46 AM

Many thanks to JohnC_21 and Ingrid1942. I was not able to extend the unallocated space to my D-drive in disk management but Partition Wizard did the job easily. I now have plenty of drive space for video and music.

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:59 AM

No problem Jo'sfriend. Glad you sorted it out and thanks for the update






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