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[Help] Recover Unallocated Space

Question: [Help] Recover Unallocated Space

Hello everyone,
My sister recently bought a HP Laptop.I am just an average user.So without much knowledge I messed up the partitions.I'm attaching a screenshot to show the condition.Now I want to recover the unallocated space either by combining it to C drive or by making it a separate drive (I prefer combing to C).

Now I've searched every forum and gone through every video on youtube but haven't found a solution.Everyone is suggesting that I should delete recovery drive in order to utilize the unallocated space.The thing is I cannot delete it because my sister is already pissed and then things will get worse.

For those who say not possible, I personally believe that in this era where there are so many computer experts out there, someone might have the solution that I'm looking for.

I just want to utilize the unallocated space(preferably combine with C), without deleting anything or any drives... PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP ME

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Preferred Solution: [Help] Recover Unallocated Space

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Answer: [Help] Recover Unallocated Space

Hi

I will start by explaining why you can't create a new partition using the free space. By default an MBR based partition table will have only four slots available. In your case, all four slots are filled so there is no more room for another new partition is available. If you just delete the "HP Tools" partition, you will be able to create a 375 GB sized primary partition for data storage. It is also possible to convert the "HP Tools" partition to "Logical" and then you will be able to create a new 'Logical" volume using the 373 GB free space. However i am not going in to the details as your goal is to add the free space to "C".

I would suggest the below steps.

1. Download and install "Partition Wizard" from the below link.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
2. Run the tool and move the "HP Tools" partition to the end of unallocated space. The tools partition will be moved near to the recovery partition and the fee space will be moved next to the "C" drive.

3. Expand the "C" drive to cover the entire free space.
The whole process is nicely described on the official tutorial : Do you want to get extended partitions when partition space shortage happens?.

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I'm using windows 7 home basic 32 bit.
For some reasons I need to reinstall it a few weeks ago.
At the time of installation I deleted 'system reserved' & 'local disk C' partitions & install new version of windows.
After installation there is 3mb unallocated space.
How I recover that?

I used many partion managers. but this 3mb unallocated space not recovered yet.
If anyone knows solution to this problem, please help me?

Answer:How to recover unallocated space?

Suppose you can't recover the 3 mb of space.

Will you be able to cope with that?

Or will you be in a constant state of anxiety and frustration?

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When I built my computer I left 10 gigs out of my HD partitioning (meaning I set up a 140 gig HD with one 130 gig partition so windows doesn't see the other 10 gigs) because i was going to use it for Gigabyte motherboard's HD backup program . As someone pointed out, it doesn't make much sense to backup a HD on itself. So now I want to recover the 10 gigs to try out the Windows 7 RC. How can I do this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:recover unallocated HD space?

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I was having problems installing a SSD on an old computer and decided that it may be incompatible and not having another drive available I partitioned my existing 500g drive and tried to copy the Cdrive to it and go with that. I used Macrium reflect to clone the drive and it apparently deleted the partition. Any ways to recover the lost files?

Answer:How to recover from unallocated space

Hum you could try Recuvva Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Plus did you prepare the SSD with this first? SSD Alignment

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So my external hdd has of 500gb from iomega has served me for quite some years but today my laptop (main pc) just does not show it anymore and I cannot for the life of me get access to the files which were on there.
here is what i know so far.

- Drive shows up in devicemanager as Mass storage
- drive shows up in the screen to eject mass storage devices
- disk management shows that the entire 465gb worth of storage has been unallocated with a black bar above it

So after searching for a bit I found a program called EASEUS data recovery wizard. it started scanning the drive and showed all the folders and files that were on the disk, ALL OF THEM and that made me really happy. However when it was completely done scanning it created a special kind of file to just organize every single file in the document based on type rather then the order and state they were in previously and besides that, the full program would cost me 50$

I looked for more programs and then found Partition recovery Wizard Minitools, it started scanning but instead of one partition it showed a bunch of partitions of about 600 mb's each. I really have clue what it means and i do not know if it is a good thing or a bad thing

in case it turns out to be a bad thing, what do i do next?

Answer:help recover external hdd with unallocated space.

Well it appears your external hard drive has failed, Data recovery can be expensive $50 is cheap IF it can work????? That's a big IF. Minitool will work with you with there paid version. Again IF it will work. These are consumer tool not professional tools. So how important is your data. Sorry I can't be helpful here at all.

One think you might try is to get the External drive out of its enclosure and hook it up directly to SATA connection in your computer and hope that it only the Connection or the actual enclosure chipset that is failing?

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I was trying to create recovery media on a USB stick for my new laptop but for some reason it wasn't working. I kept trying it and eventually it worked. A while later I came to access my USB hard drive but it wasnt showing up in My Computer. I checked Disk Management and found my USB HDD had a 32gb RAW partition and a 2.7TB Unallocated Space partition.

So it looks like the recovery media application was trying to write to my USB HDD instead of my USB stick. It obviously didn't write anything to the HDD as the 32gb partition is a RAW format.

I have tried two pieces of partition recovery software but they only find loads of little partitions.

I haven't tried any file recovery software yet. I was hoping I could use partition recovery software.

Could anyone help me out?

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I installed Windows 10 on a new PC, with OS on Samsung 950 PRO. For data disk, at this stage, I use a Samsung 840 PRO which I transferred from my old 8.1 PC.

The data disk now shows in diskmanagment 351MB unallocated space, and 119 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition).
How can I reclaim the 351MB unallocated to get maximum capacity of the data disk?
Maybe this a standard case of repartitioning, but I am not familiar with that and do not know how to do it.
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Recover unallocated space on data disk

Case 1:
If the 351 GB unallocated partition is on the right of the 119GB primary partition then:
right click on the 119GB partition->extend volume.
Case 2:
If the 351GB is on the left of the 119GB primary partition then:
Create a primary partition for 351GB by right click on it->Create Simple and follow the screen to create a primary partition, format, assign a letter..Move all data from the 119GB partition to the newly created 351GB PartitionRight click on 119GB -> Delete VolumeRight click on the 351GB -> Extend Volume.

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Hi guys!

I run Partition Magic in my windows 7 and windows restart but don't boot. I start using linux and could see partition and my files. I try fix boot using testdisk, but my partition turn in unallocated space! Now I can't see my partition nor my files! Can you help me?

Answer:I lost my NTFS partition. Now it is an unallocated space. How recover

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
Try the undelete partition option.
Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition Free Download

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hello,
I recently formated my desktop, I have everything saved on the (F) partition, and i formatted the primary partition (C) which leaves me with huge chunk of Unallocated space that is unable to use. Everytime i try to create a new partition, it says that space is not enough ( i even tried creating the min amount of space 8mb) when the space available is almost 500 Gigs.
I tried researching the web but no help... please help me im running out of disk space and i dont want to delete anything

Answer:Unallocated disk space error, Can not partition volume space

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I know that the above thread title has already been addressed in the past but none of them have solved my problem till now.
I have already read following threads-

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...partition.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...anagement.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...ree-space.html
Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

The problem is that the free space in the screenshot below cannot be deleted to make an unallocated space nor can it be used to create a new volume. Also the c: & d: drives are not able to extend from the free space available thus rendering those 92.89 GB useless.

I have also tried the help in the second link given above; i.e by using the partition wizard (i used a bootable usb for the same) i tried to convert the free space to primary partition, but that option(convert to primary) too was greyed out in the partition wizard when i tried to do so. The other option to resize the partition was also greyed out in the same partition wizard.

I also executed the chkdsk /f in an elevated command window as suggested in the first link. But no error was encountered and my laptop is working fine. I just want to recover that free space.

PN1: Previously I had ubuntu(root) installed on the partition which now is the free space of 92.89 GB. As I no longer required ubuntu i removed it as per the instructions in the given video, which i was successful in doing.

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Answer:How do I delete the free space to make it unallocated space

Hello apple byte and welcome to Seven Forums.

If I missed this in your post, I apologize. But what happens if you assign a drive letter to the free space? Can you then delete and use disk management or partition wizard to extend the C partition?

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I've had it with trying to keep enough space on C for all the One Key stuff to work. I use Acronic backup to an external disk which I trust and use on other PCs, so I really don't need the One Key. I've tried using the native Vista tool as well as Acronis Disk Director, but I can't expand the C partion.  Don't know where to go.... I'm of a mind to just get a second drive, partition it the way I want to, and restore the C and D partitions from my backup. Questions: 1) Any thoughts on why I can't epxand the size of the C partition on this drive? (option grayed out in the Vista too, and just doesn't do anything with Acronis) 2) If I disable the One Key stuff and do a restore from my backup disk to C and D, then make the new drive primary, any thoughts on whether this will boot/work? 





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Answer:Can't Expand C from Free Space on D or Unallocated Drive Space

Did you first delete the D: Partition so that is available for the C: partion to use? John

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I have 654 GB space in c . and when i extend it into another drive it shows unallocated disk . when i tried to make a new drive throuh new simple volume it show an error "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contain the maxximum number of partition "

Answer:how to create unallocated disk space to free space ..

A hard disk can only contain four partition. They can be either four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition. An expended partition can contain as many logical drives as there is space and drive letters to accommodate them.The only partition you can extend into the unallocated space is the last one in the partition tablet. If you want to extend any other partition you need to move existing partitions into the unallocated space until the space is immediately after the partition you want to extend. To do that you will need some third party software like partition magic. Stuart

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive
 

Answer:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.
 

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Hi,

I went to a lot of trouble to consolidate the 100 mb (BCD/bitlocker etc) partition that Win7 unexpectedly created when I installed 7 some months ago.

Since then I've configured a 7/XP as multi-boot system and thought it was stable. C: stored 7, D: stored XP, and there were 2 additional partitions.

Tonight Partition Wizard (bootable) tells me there is an unallocated 7.84 mb logical partition occupying sectors 0-16064. Neither 7 nor XP reports the existence of this space.

Definite details about the origin of such a storage mystery would be much appreciated.

Thx,
P

Answer:Unallocated 7.84 mb space materializes (from Outer Space?)

Sounds like a partition alignment problem, as sectors 0-16064 are normally the first track on a hard disk.

Update on V4 progression

Did you ever have a Linux partition on that computer?

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i want to convert unallocated space on C into new volume but it says the disk already reached the maximum number of partitions. i deleted one partition but it didn't help. now i have free space from the deleted drive and unallocated space from C drive. I want to merge them both to make a new drive. is it possible? thanks to all

Answer:can I convert unallocated space to free space?

It is not possible unless the free space is contiguous to the spaced used by c:In other works the free space has to be right next to each other. You can not jump over one partition to add space to a different partition.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I have 443gig of unallocated space. The disk management thing says so. I want to put it on my C:\ drive. I am not sure why or how I did this. Whenever I set this diskspace aside was a long time ago, I guess I did it?. How do I "regain/recapture" this disk space. Here is the pic: Thank you in advance!

OS Is Win 10

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Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?

Thanks

Answer:help to recover c:\ drive that became unallocated

Welcome!

I hate to say this, but it looks like your only option is trying data recovery software.

Here are some free programs you can try:

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution

I have had good luck with Kernel Data Recovery, but alas, it costs $40. You can download the trial version and see what is recoverable, but you will have to pay to actually do it.

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I have recently carried out a clean intall of Vista after some problems with XP.I now have a partition on my hard disk with 5GB of unallocated disk space.Looking at Computer Management/Storage from left to right, which I think important, I have: Black Header - Unallocated disk space 5.4GB.Dark Blue Header - Windows(C:)97.51GB NTFS Healthy (sytem boot etc.)Light Blue Header, Dark Green Band (extended partition): (D:)89.01GB NFTS Healthy (logical drive)How do I recover the lost space and add it to one of the partitions. The "extend partition" option is greyed out on both the C: & D: partitions. I have Partition Magic, but from reading other posts it can cause poblems in Vista and should not be used.Any help would be appreciated.Axel

Answer:Recover Unallocated 5GB Partition

You sure its not Mb

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Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?

Thanks

Answer:help to recover c:\ drive that became unallocated

This is a windows Vista forums, you may get a faster reply at our windows 7 site - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi guys
I've spent nearly all day on this problem.
I recently upgraded to a larger SSD, ran a fresh install of Window7 Prof. I noticed that the Terra-byte drive now has half of its size partitioned. I do not remember doing this and have been unsuccessful in trying to get it undone. I have browsed this forum and read all that I could find relevant. I am unable to get any response from the unallocated partition of D drive. Any right click command is greyed out. All the advice I have tried has had no remedy... please help!!!!!!!
Hope the image below works and helps.
Thanks
Cheers, Willow

Answer:How do I recover unallocated hd partition?

I hate to tell you this but your install is IMHO all screwed up.
You say you did a fresh/new install of Win 7 Pro.
Well it seems you left the other hard drives in the system when doing this and you did not move the new SSD to the top of the drive list in the bios before you started the install.
Which made the install routine see the TB drive as the first drive in the system. Windows ALWAYS copies files to the FIRST drive in the system when installing. In this case it created the 100MB system reserve partition on the TB drive where it should of been placed on the new SSD drive.
What all this means is if you remove the TB drive the system will not boot.
I would suggest you start over making sure either the new SSD drive is the only drive in the system when doing the OS install or that it is listed in the BIOS as the first drive in the system and connected to SATA port 1 with the other drives also connected.

I personally would do a new fresh install with only the SSD in the system connected to SATA port 1.

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Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.

Answer:How do I recover an unallocated partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63


Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken

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Some how I've ended up with a unallocated hard drive...40 gig.At the moment Im using a ?Ubuntu Live CD?, which has ?Gnome? partition editor.As at the moment when I try too boot from the harddrive it tells me ? no file system present?. ( that being Windows XP Pro), which I have on the hard drive...I was trying to install ?Ubuntu?.What I would like to know is:Can I restore the unallocated hard drive to ?active? to a primary hard drive, so it boots on starting the laptop, as Im sure the files are still on their.Can I use the create a new partition, unformatted using the Gnome editor, or should I create it using the ?ntfs? file system.Please help,,,as I know Ive made a sill mistake...thanks

Answer:How to recover a unallocated hard drive

Sounds like your Ubuntu install went south and trashed the master boot record.  Where's Rob when you need him  Alan <>< 

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Hi,

I'm trying to recover the data (including some treasured family photos) from a Western Digital 320GB HDD that died in my sister's desktop HP PC using my Windows 7 work Dell laptop. I can only see the disk using Disk Management, where it shows as unallocated.



The drive itself failed (was making horrible clicking noises) and I have since replaced the board using a duplicate drive bought from eBay. I have been following advice from this thread, and have been running a so-called 'quick scan' using the free version of Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition's Partition Recovery Wizard. It's been running for over 5 days now on a 320GB drive, and is only a fraction of the way through.



So my question is this, am I wasting my time doing the 'quick scan'? At this rate I will be lucky if it finishes before Christmas. Please someone tell me there's a faster way?

Answer:How can I recover data from HDD now showing as Unallocated?

The number of sectors shown on the PRW image seems way too large for a 320GB HDD. Usually when a partition is lost the HDD has died or is dying. The clicking noise you heard is evidence the drive is gone. There's only two moving parts in an HDD, the spinning disks/platters and the Voice Coil Relay that moves the arms that hold read/write heads across the disk/s, the clicking is from the VCR 'snapping' the arms back against the stop/rest.
How a Hard Drive Works - YouTube

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HELP. Just made Recovery Drive by creating a small partition drive (50 Gb) on an external USB HD (500 Gb). It all seemed to go well after a copy of the Recovery Drive was made. I had two other partition drives containing important files on the same USB HD and they were still being recognized and accessible. I then did a recovery copy of the drivers and applications to Recovery Drive and suddenly the two other partitions disappeared. I can only see the Recovery Drive and unallocated volume on the USB HD. Can someone help me to find how to recover the missing partition drives from a large unallocated volume? What did I do wrong?

OS. Windows 8.1

Thanks so much for your help.

Answer:How to recover drives from unallocated volume?

Try this program:

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

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Have a good day,
I have 1 physical drive 80Gb, divided into 2 partitions: C and D
C is System (WinXP)
D is Data
Yesterday, i got a virus. I rebooted, and used Acronis True Image to restore backup from Secure Zone (this backup was for Partition C). Secure Zone was ok, but Partition C and D were unallocated. I recovered partition C by using a backup in Secure Zone. After recovering, partition D was still unallocated.
I didn't do anything since then.
When i run Partition Magic 8, i saw this unallocated partition
Will my data in partition D be lost when i resize Partition C to 80Gb
Please help me to recover my data in partition D,
it was very important to me !!!

I'm wating for your advices

Thanks and Best Regards

Answer:Recover Data in Unallocated Partition

Greetings khanh4all, and Welcome to TSF,

Considering this....


Quote:




Yesterday, i got a virus.




I suggest before you go to any drastic measures, you read this.....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

...follow the guidelines and steps and post your HJT Log in the HJT Forum, as viruses have been known to really weird things.

Good Luck with it.

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I accidentaly deleted the volume D from by dynamic disk0 and it now shows as unallocated space. Is there any way to revert that?

Answer:Recover an unallocated dynamic volume.

Hi papoos, welcome to 7F!

I have never had cause to use: Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1, but I believe the Partition Recovery Wizard will do what you need.
There is a Video tutorial link below the screenshot.

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Hello. I was recovering my OS (win 8) when a disk error occurred which did not allow me to access the partition which has the recovery files. Eventually I installed an OS but found a partition with needed files has become unallocated space. I would like to allocate the 300 gig partition and also recover the files if they are there. I do not want to merge it with the C: drive. I thought I was protecting my files by saving to a separate partition in the event the OS need be re installed. 
 
Any Suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

It's possible the original partition table was wiped when you reinstalled. The best way to approach it is to recover the files first but you will need a recovery drive with at least the same amount of space as the data you plan to recover.
 
Download Testdisk for Windows. Unzip to a folder on the desktop and run it. Do a Quick Search. Is should pick up a number of partitions on the drive. Highlight each and press the "P" key until you find the files you are looking for. If not then do a Deeper Search. If you do find your files,  you can recover all of them by pressing "a" and then upper case "C" or highlight individual files/directories by pressing the ":" key and then upper case "C" to copy. 
 
Because the default location of recovery is the folder you started Testdisk from, it would be best to unzip the testdisk folder to a external drive with enough capacity to recover all  your data and start the program from that folder.
 
Here is a step by step guide using Testdisk. 

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My computer is running windows 7. It have 5 partition: C (windows), D, E, F, I. D: and F: partition is encrypted with bitlocker. I tried to shrink D for 2GB free volume wih diskmgmt in windows 7. After that, F: drive disappear on windows but It still appear on diskmgmt as unlocated partition. I tried to used Active recovery partition but It cannot solve the problem. Please tell me how?
Many thanks,

Answer:How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

Hello John,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your HDD's layout to help us better understand what options you may have?

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I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.

Answer:Recover data from Unallocated Backup Drive

Ignore this one - an inadvertent double post.

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I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.

Answer:Recover data from Unallocated Backup Drive

Have a look at Testdisk http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk I have used it in the past to recover data from a wrongly formatted partition.

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Hi. My main internal hard drive expired unexpectedly, but in a complete and spectacular fashion. Still not sure what happened, but was not too bothered as all my important and unreplaceable data was backed up on my external drive (baby pictures, music collection, etc.).

I threw in another hard drive I had lying round (had Windows 98 on it) and tried to install WIN XP Pro from the CD.

I managed to do this OK, but when I tried to find my external drive it's not there. Computer Management lets me see the disk but it's got a black line underneath which says it's unallocated.

Anyone know how to restore or make a new partition without completly loosing these files?. I've searched all the topics that I can find of the forum, but really don't know what I'm doing, so decided to seek advice before really screwing it up.

Thanks for your help.
Aaron.
 

Answer:Recover Unallocated Partition on Xternal Drive

Somehow the MBR / partition tables on the external must have become corrupted. Needless to say all recovery actions are dangerous.

Below someone who had similar type of issue and who fixed it.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=185922

Prior to attempting this, I would try to copy your data off the drive and to this end would suggest using Puppy Linux which may (probably) be able to read the data.

See post below as to how to do this.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=187443

There are other avenues which can be followed for data retrieval some swear by Data Doctor. You may even use the suggestion made by the user in the top post ie Partition Find & Mount.

Good Luck
 

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What do I do with them??? Is it possible to move the unallocated space to my C: drive??? Help!!!

Answer:Help!!! Unallocated space!!!

Be specific. Do you have unallocated hard drive space? Is it on your C Drive? If so then no it is not possible unless you format which obviously means all your stuff is gone. You will have to change the partition. You can activate and use the unused space.

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Question: unallocated space

I need some help from the Expert my hard disk is running short of space, yet I have 73Gb of unallocated space how can I use this to increase my Hard Disk space and how do I go about it? Many thanks in advance.

Answer:unallocated space

if you are using xp or vista you need to right click on my computer then manage and you get an option to setup the unallocated space.

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Question: unallocated space

Hi all,

i wanted to install ubuntu 10 dual boot with windows 7, for that i used disk manager to shirnk my e:. all went fine but the new partition is unallocated and m unable to install over it ubuntu nor can format or do anything with it.

i want to install ubuntu on this and for that need help.

attaching the disk manager screen
Regards
JD

Answer:unallocated space

Hello mjunaiddar ,I think this thread will help you to dual boot win7 and ubuntu
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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i cloned my 40 g. hd, dr. to a 100,g hd dr. the soft ware i used won't let me free up all the space.i have 55g of unallocated space.is there a way to do this or some free soft ware that i could use . Any info would be a big help.x bill anoob.

Answer:need unallocated hd space?

Start > Run > compmgmt.msc

Open Disk Management (click it) and go full screen

To the right of the area where your OS is installed do you see a vacant area in that bar that says Unallocated Space?

If so, you can right click on that space and chose New Partition. Make a BASIC disk and use all the space indicated if that's what you want. It will ask you if you want a name for it and if you want to format it NTFS. Do this, and you will have another drive letter and storage.




How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP

How to use Disk Management

To start Disk Management:
Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in the upper and lower panes of the window, point to Top or Bottom on the View menu, and then click the view that you want to use.

NOTE: Microsoft recommends that you create a full back up of your disk contents before you make any changes to your disks or volumes.

How to create a new partition or a new logical drive

To create a new partition or logical drive on a basic disk:
In the Disk Management window, complete one of the following procedures, and then continue to step 2:

To create a new partition, right-click unallocated spa... Read more

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Question: Unallocated Space

I am not knowledgeable regarding the hardrive of computers. And I have a rather old computer that has Window XP Home Ed. on it. The computer seems to have very little space - I am constantly deleting files, programs, etc. just to do the most simple things like MS Word, Excel, Norton, AOL, etc. I can't hardly load any pictures on because they take so much space. I looked under Control Panal/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and it is showing that on my C: drive where all my programs are there is 7.87 GB NTFS which is healthy and that there is another 48.93 GB of unallocated space. Under the title Disk O it states Basic 55.90 GB. I'm assuming this means that my computer has 55.90 GB of space to use but I am only using 7.87 of it. How can I access the 48.93 GB of unallocated space? I'm very frustrated! Any help you can give is appreciated.
 

Answer:Unallocated Space

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Question: Unallocated Space?

Hello Sevenforums! Your help is always appreciated.

Somewhat a little problem I noticed.
Here we go.

I was going to format my D: disk with the Windows 7 DVD, went all successful, but I noticed in the Disk Management where you were going to choose which one to install Windows 7 on or format as I was supported to- I saw 2 disks saying "Unallocated Space", just two of them. Is this some serious stuff? The disks was like on 0MB. I was thinking it could be my backups, like the images you choose for backup-ing, but the 0MB made me feel weird.

Can I put all this together to one disk? I have a feeling that the partitions are connected with the D:, eventually, the format went all fine.

Should I worry?

FredeGail

Answer:Unallocated Space?

Frede,

Can you show me what you are seeing? I don't think I am able to visualize it properly to help you out.

It's greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Question: unallocated space

i have no unallocated space on my hard disk but i have only free space{not unallocated}.i want to install dual operating system on my laptop.please tell me how can i convert my free spaces into unallocated space.please help me

Answer:unallocated space

During installation of OS (Single or Dual), it will show you all the memory space.
For unallocated space, you should make partition of it and format before start installation.

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hi all i have a new laptop with windows seven home basic i tried to make a new harddrive i had shrinked from the C partition then i have afree unallocated space i tried to make a new drive from it wasn't succesed to finish the wizard >>
Dynamic disks are not supported by this operating system or server configuration dynamic discks are not supported on clusters this what was written and then i watched a video on youtube how to create a new virtual harddrive and i was succed at this time now the problem i can't use the unillocated space < how can i get this space back in my drive C instead of being just a free location can any one help with details <<< ty

Answer:how can i use unallocated space !!!!

Hello Sweetseven, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could extend the C: partition into all of the unallocated space to have the unallocated space added back to the C: partition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Unallocated Space

I purchased a new HD and when installed have 100mb of unallocated space. I figured I would use it to partition and store music. The thing is I can not make it any bigger the 100mb, and I can not delete it to make it a part of the c: drive so I can then co back and partition another drive. Is there a way to get this 100mb back or make good use of it? I have tried right clicking the c:drive and it wont let me extend it. I can't think of anything else to do. There has to be a way to get this 100mb back I would think.

Answer:Unallocated Space

Can you post a screen shot Disk management?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Screenshot tools.
Screenshot with Paint
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap
fscapture free download

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I have made a boob i deleted a acronis TI partition but did not allocate it to my main partition its 70gb of unallocated space so I would like to know how to retrieve it. I'm not a techy so I don't want to do any to complicated if possibleThanks

Answer:Unallocated Space !!

Which OS?

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I have a 3TB external drive that I've been using for backup and general storage, and decided to make a new partition on it to keep the two things separated better. Using Windows' Disk Management tool I tried to shrink the volume by 775GB, but ended up with two new slots of unallocated space, one was about 28GB and the other is 746GB. I was able to create a new volume using the 28GB, but deleted it since it wasn't enough and extended the primary partition using that space. HOWEVER, the larger block of unallocated space I can't seem to be able to do anything with. As you can see in the screens, everything is grey'd out.
Do I need to reformat the whole drive to be able to use this space again?

Answer:Cannot do anything with unallocated space

Hello mate, how does Partition Wizard see that space?


Partition Wizard Free Home Edition

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Hello,

i recently just downloaded a virus i can't get rid of so i plan on clearing everything up but first i want to make a partition to put my music on to protect it from the wipe. My issue is when i go to the Disk Manager it doesn't show me any unallocated space and says the disk is unreadable. If anyone knows whats going on and how i can fix it let me know.

thanks

i've included a screen of what it looks like.

Answer:Can't see Unallocated Space

Hello Wurmboy,
And welcome to Vista Forums!!


Because you have a virus and there is no way to determine which kind/one it is, anything could look one way but really be the other way. Is there any other device/USB/CD/external HD you can back your stuff up onto???

Also, if you dont want to do a wipe, why not just over to Infection Resolving Team so we can help you get rid of it. We have a great rep, so why not? What have you got to lose?????

Let me know if you need anything else and if not ill see you over there for further assistance!!!!!

Hope we can help you more,
Ben

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I want to get rid of unallocated space on my HDD so I can just have one partition with the total of 4TB but I cant get rid of the unallocated space. Anyone knows how to get rid of that and just use 1 partition? thanks!

Answer:how to get rid of unallocated space - HDD

I would advise against ever using a single partition that large/  With such size...by malware software or by chkdsk...is going to take forever...during which time you won't be able to boot into the system and use it (if you are running a chkdsk /r on the boot partition.
 
If you have multiple partitions...the scan will only prevent access to that one partition, not the whole drive.
 
You can use any disk-management software to change partition sizes.  Among others, I use EaseUS Partition Master. 
 
Louis

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Question: Unallocated Space

Hello...not sure if this is the correct forum to pose this question, apologies if it isn't.Had some problems recently with a dual-boot uninstall. Anyway, I have been left with unallocated space. I want to dual-boot in the future, am I right in thinking there will be an issue installing, say Ubuntu, in to the unallocated space? If so, is it possible to turn the unallocated space in to free space again? At the moment I have XP and a recovery partition on the computer as you can see below.Thanks

Answer:Unallocated Space

Hi there,
You should probably be able to turn that unallocated space into free space if you give it a drive letter (E:, for example), and format it.

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sir,i am using win 7 home basic / 320 GB hdd / and 3 GB ram.in my disk management.......it shows the 9.12 GB unallocated......the descriptions of all drives which exist are....C / simple / basic / NTFS / healthy (boot, system, page file, active, crash dump, primary partition) / capacity 50.56 GB / free 14.15 GB / fault tolerance no / overhead 0%d /  simple / basic / NTFS / healthy / logical drive / 68.36 GB/ 8.47 GB/ f.t. no / overhead 0%e / simple / basic / NTFS / healthy / logical drive / 72.26 GB/ 4,89 GB / f.t. no / overhead 0%f /  simple / basic / NTFS / healthy / Primary  partition / 97.66 GB/ 19.87 GB/ f.t. no / overhead 0%one drive without any name/ simple / basic / healthy (OEM partition) / 125 MB / 125 MB / f.t. no / overhead 0 %now my exact problem is that in graphical view it's showing 9.12 GB unallocated.i tried to use it to extend my any of existing drives.....but at right click at each of the drive EXTEND VOLUME option is not inactive.......and on the other hand, i even can't make a new drive too, because it's saying that maximum no of partitions are already made.i don't want to mount this space as a folder, but i want to add it to my E:.what will be the best to use this space.....thanks in advance.

Answer:unallocated space on hdd

Quotewhat will be the best to use this space.....thanks in advance.Leave it alone!If.you need more space, remove stuff you no longer need. Or move it to your eternal backup drive.

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I have just rebuilt a previously partitioned PC using FDISK (I obviously did something wrong at that point). Now, in the properties box I only have 2.5 Gb available and 22.5 Gb of unallocated space on the C: drive. There are no other partitions on the HDD. Without re-installing the OS, is there an easy way to make the free space part of the C: drive using Partition Magic 7?

Answer:HDD unallocated space

Yes, just open partition magic and right click your C:partition and choose resize, then just drag the right side along until it fills the space and apply the change. It will boot into dos to make the changes as its the OS's partition.

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Question: unallocated space?

i have a wd caviar 300gb drive and had a partition on it. it was split into 2x150gb drives. i just deleted one of the partitions cause i had no use for it and it was empty. now i have 150 gb of unallocated space. can i add this space to the primary partition?
thanks
 

Answer:unallocated space?

Yes. The first partition can be expanded. In Vista, this can be done in Disk Management. Diskpart.exe can do it in XP, bot you may want to use a partitioning tool.

Partitioning Tools-->

Free:

Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
SystemRescueCD
Gparted LiveCD
Parted Magic
Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
Partition Logic
Ranish Partition Manager
Cute Partition Manager

Shareware:

Paragon Partition Manager
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Terabyte BootIt NG
Acronis Disk Director
V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
EASEUS Partition Manager
7Tools Partition Manager
Spotmau Partition Genius
 

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Question: Unallocated Space

Hello guys, I'm back with a new problem today. I've a 16GB USB thumb drive and made it bootable. After using it, I formatted through Windows and I noticed that the capacity has reduced from 14.9GB to 5.98GB! I made my way to Disk Management and found some unallocated space. All the options under it are greyed out so I can't create a partition and merge them. Any help would be appreciated.


[Suggest: I'm going to buy a new HDD so what do you suggest? 500GB or 750GB? (Silly question >.<)]

Answer:Unallocated Space

If you are gonna use it for OS, get a SSD.

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Question: Unallocated Space

Hello folks. I have a tiny problem. My drive is 230 gigabytes, I have my drive divided in 2 portions. 1 is 215 GB - Primary, and 2 - 15 GB Unallocated. I'm using Acronis Disk Director to see this info. What I would like to do, is to make 1 partition of 230 GB. Like I said I have Aconis Disk Director Suite 10 installed. How and what do I do to do this?? Thank you people for your help!!

Answer:Unallocated Space

Is it a Logical (purple) or Primary (yellow) partition (the one you want to resize)? You should just be able to hit resize and sweep the edge of the partition over the unallocated space, then finish.

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I have about 17 GBs unallocated space.

Is it there for some vital OS function or can I allocate it to my C:\ drive ?

If so, what would be the easiest method ?

A picture---

Answer:Unallocated space ?

David, is that a remnant OS recovery partition? About the right size. Regardless, on the end like it is will be tricky to move it into your main partition without messing things up.

Nice to see you here.

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jst throwin it out I have no clue when it comes to HDD partitioning lol, so I have a 2TB (NTFS) external and I had split that into 2 so I had an extra 250GB (FAT32) for my 360 and the rest for PC use. Well long story short microsoft screwed me over so I can't play xbl any more for reason I don't want to get into ATM lol, well I still use my 360 but I didn't need 250GB so I took it down to 120GB using EASEUS Partition Master because I had it recommend to me so if this wasn't the program to use don't yell lol. So now I have this unallocated 130GB and I dunno how I merge that back up with the original NTFS partition? thanks for any help hope I gave ya enough to work with

Answer:unallocated hdd space

http://www.techist.com/forums/f127/gparted-usage-tutorial-224994/

This may help. But if the un-partitioned space is not near the space you want to merge it with this process will be harder and longer to accomplish.

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I recently replaced a failed 40 GB HDD with a 250 GB HDD.  I used Ghost version 10 to image the failed HDD (after I installed it as a slave drive in another computer) and then restored that image to the new drive.  Everything works great now, but MyComputer shows the new 250 GB drive as 40 GB.  The properties shows 238 GB capacity with 200 GB unallocated.  I remember in the Ghost documentation there was an option to expand the HDD when copying an old HDD to a new one, but that option was not available when restoring the drive.  Any ideas?BTW, if you need more details about how I replaced the drive, see my thread "replaced failing HD, how to get image to new drive"http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1171056578

Answer:How to use unallocated HDD space?

How about using Disk Management?Right Click My Computer --> manage --> Disk Management.I think you can format unallocated space there.Or maybe, if you install Ghost on the new HDD, that can do it?Just some suggestions, I have very little experience with Ghost.

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I had Ubuntu installed on this partition (when I installed Windows it became unbootable). I've tried having Windows make a drive in the space and formatting it, but it won't let me extend my C: drive onto it. Here's a screenshot of my drive.

Answer:Can't Use Unallocated Space

I think only a third party partition manager can extend the C drive by including the unallocated space without deleting the data on the C drive. Just my guess because this is how it used to be.

Please try out a third party partition manager boot disk for the job.

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Question: Unallocated Space?

Hey everyone,

I was just in disk management and realized i have 11GB of unallocated space, is there a way i could allocate or extend it on to my (C Drive? becuase i tried allocating it to a drive letter and C: Drive was unavailable, please reply if you know a solution.

Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Unallocated Space?

First, could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window?

A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

See this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Extend

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I am running 2000 pro and was waundering if there was a way to move the unallocated space to my C drive? Or if there was a way to move the space from my D drive to C seeing as how there is no data on it? Thank you very much for time.
 

Answer:Using unallocated space

Assuming that this is one physcial disk that has been partitioned...

Partition Magic does a GREAT job of this stuff. It is a commercial program though so it isn't free. There may or may not be a shareware thing that does the job.
 

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I'm a little confused, no surprise there, but since I got rid of Acronis (freebie version), I have been left with 10Gb of unallocated space.In another thread I stated that I knew what to do, but looking at it now, I ain't so sure.I've been reading about it, as now I can put it to good use, but some say to create an extended partition, others say primary. What is the main difference, as all I want to do is move a few large folders to the new drive that has been created, and if I'm in one of these new folders and I save, I want it to go to the new drive.I would be grateful for any advice.ThanksSteve

Answer:The best way to use unallocated space

I'm going to tick, as, after abit more reading about the subject, I have created an F: drive, moved the files that I wanted, and all seems well.Should have read more before posting.Steve

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Question: Unallocated space

Good morning,
The story so far, after organizing ny two 120 gig Hd into raid 0, one of the drives is shown as unallocated space.
Is this normal, if not then waht should I do. If I right click I get the question do I want to creat a partition.
Any way if anyone can give me an answer.
Thanks
jhc.

Answer:Unallocated space

If one of your drives is showing as unalocated space, then you did not create a RAID 0 array. A RAID 0 array will show as a single logical drive, not to separate drives.

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Question: Unallocated Space

Hi
I have my sister system and I want to format her system and put windows 7 back on it and
i notice there is a partition called c drive were windows is now with 39 GB And there unallocated space with 101 GB in there and i like to be able to be able to use the whole hard drive and I cant for the life of me get it to all go in to C drive
what should I do thank you for all your help

Answer:Unallocated Space

Go here ... http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/merge-two-partitions-in-windows-7/ .
 
Be careful. It's easy to accidentally erase data. Follow the directions and warnings.

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I have Vista and I just shrunk the volume of my D: drive leaving me with unallocated space. How do I allocate this space to my C: drive? Thanks!
 

Answer:Need help with Unallocated Space

You need to get a program called "Partition magic" to re-allocate to an existing harddrive. but just to warn you , programs like this aren't the most dependable. I would strongly suggest backing up all important data first off since you might end up hosing your system
 

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Hey guys, it was just that the blue screen came up while I was on Windows 7, and afterwards, the computer would not boot Windows, gives a blue screen.
But my Ubuntu as a 2nd operating system installed on the same drive works fine. I opened GParted Partition Editor and I have a 596 GB single "unallocated" partition.

I'm pretty sure the files are still in there because it successfully reads and loads Windows system files in Safe Mode, but does not boot them, blue screen again. And my personal files in Ubuntu are still there.

The Win 7 installation USB doesn't install because the hard drive does not appear. So how do I recover my hard drive into its drive C and drive D partitions? I can risk formatting drive C where Windows 7 is in. But I want to recover drive D at all costs.

The System Recovery Options are accessible (ie windows command prompt), but I do not have a restore point.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Recover unallocated win7 hard drive from Ubuntu

Okay got it solved after 4 hours of work. I used GParted Live, as a bootable USB.
In its terminal window, ran the following:

sudo -s
fdisk -l

to monitor hard drive status. After that I ran:

testdisk

which has its own UI you can move around with up down arrows and Enter button to play around your HDD. After that I ran:

fdisk -l

to monitor hard drive status once again to see if it worked. I recommend GParted bootable version rather than the desktop version when a virus screws up your HDD to its entirety.

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I was screwing around and made an 800mb partition. I decided I no longer wanted it. Used Disk management to delete the partition so now its unallocated space.

800mb aint that much so its not a huge concern, but, It seems theres no way in xp to expand the main C partition to include that unallocated space. I have a few basic questions:

1. Looks like I can download a third party program to resize it, like easeus, first wanted to ask if doing this would pose any threat to the healthy C drive.

2. Looks like some people suggest keeping a second partition but would 800mb be enough to put anything useful on it (any advice accepted)

3. Seems theres also this DISKPART cmd-
- EXTEND Size=n
Extends the selected volume (the one that has the focus) by adding the size indicated by "n". The command only works on NTFS volumes
is this what im trying to do? and also is this probably a bad idea as far as presenting danger to my healthy C drive considering that I dont know what im doing?

4. Maybe I should just leave it unallocated and forget about it?

obviously im a newb here and im asking so that I can understand more about this
Also if im in the wrong section please just let me know. Thank you.

XPSP3
Emach T2893 upgraded to 1G RAM
80G HD with plenty of free space btw.
 

Answer:Dealing with unallocated space

Yes, it is really too small for anything useful. If you have already made changes to your partitions, then you have already destroyed any manufacturer's MBR that would have allowed you to access a recovery partition. So now there is really no reason not to try to merge it into a nearby partition.

How are your partitions set up? Is the system partition the first on the drive?

(Before you do anything, run chkdsk /f on the allocated drives involved. Partitioning can result in data loss, so you should have a recent backup of your entrie system, just in case the unlikely comes to pass. Errors in the file system can cause problems with partitioning, so just run chkdsk to be on the safe side before doing anything to them.)
 

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My daughter asked me to do a fresh install of win 10 on her win7 Samsung laptop but I installed it in the unallocated space without pressing the new button which I now know sets primary and system partitions.
I then transferred all her data, music, photo, and videos from external HD back on to the laptop with win 10 now installed.
Can anyone tell me how to fix this or do I need to start from scratch, or would it cause any problems to just leave it as it is.

Answer:fix unallocated space mistake

It depends.

How large is the partition you installed to?

If you still have the data on the external drive, I'd do another fresh install, but that's just my OCD.

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When in computer management I have part of my hard drive 'unallocated' with a black bar across the top. How do I allocate it to 'C' so it is all as one? Thanks.

Answer:Unallocated Disk Space

Not sure with XP if you can expand the Partition. I use Acronis Disc Director Suit 10 to do these things

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I have a 250 GB drive that I've wiped clean, meaning, zeroes over the whole disk. Upon trying to install a fresh copy of XP, it's telling me that I have only 130GB in available disk space. How can I recover this unallocated space? Thanks so much.
 

Answer:Unallocated disk space

is the disk you are using xp sp1?if so then once its updated to sp2 you can use partition magic or equivalent software to stretch partition or you can create a partition on remaining drive
 

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i ahve 16gb of unallocated space on my hard drive and want to add to the C drive, how do i do this? Operating system windows Xp home ed.
 

Answer:unallocated disk space

Use a program called Paragon Partition Manager you can resize partitions and make new ones. Just make sure that you back up needed data first just in case.
 

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Hello,

I downloaded a copy of Partition Wizard.

Disk 1 shows Drive C (OS) and Drive E (Recovery), having 200 gb and 10 gb respectively.

Disk 2 does not have a drive letter, but has unallocated space (200 gb).

I can't seem to allocate this extra 200 gb to Drive C. In Partition Wizard, the option to move the space is greyed out. I also can't seem to "extend" the space in Drive C through Window's Disk Management. Please help, thanks.

Answer:Partitioning unallocated space

You can't add space from a hard drive to a partition on another hard drive.

Do you have 2 hard drives, or just a partition using 200 GB and a partition using 10 GB on the same drive with 200GB left over?

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why do I have this unallocated space on my 0 drive and how can I stick in back in the C:/ drive ??

Windows 7 64BIT
 

Answer:Unallocated space recovery

Don't know where it came from, but you'll need a 3rd party tool to merge it with the C drive. Disk Management can only extend to the right, not the left.
Was Win 7 re-installed at some point from a disc rather than using the Recovery partition? It's not usual for the Recovery partition to also be the System partition.
If the unallocated space used to be a separate partition, adding it to the C drive could make the system unbootable, as the partition number of the C drive could change. This would require running Startup Repair one or more times, so make sure you have your Win 7 DVD handy, or have made a Win 7 Recovery CD if you don't have a Win 7 DVD. (Click Start, type recdisc.exe, press Enter).

Make sure your backups are up to date. While generally safe, there is always the possibility of something going wrong when changing the partitions on a disk.

Partitioning Software:

Free:
EASEUS Partition Master (Supports 64 bit now)
Gparted Live CD
Partition Logic
Parted Magic
Commercial:
Acronis Disk Director
 

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I restored an image from macrium reflect on my new SSD, but now disk management says there is 1.47 gb of unallocated space. Is there any way to expand the C: partition while keeping the others the same? Thank you.

Answer:New SSD installed but unallocated space

Yes there is but not with Windows built-in Disk Management utility. You need a 3rd party utility such as https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html

You need to be able to move the unallocated partition so that it is situated to the right of the C: partition, then you will be able to expand the C: partition into the unallocated space.

It looks like you have too many Recovery partitions as well, personally, I would get rid of them and use an external drive and imaging software instead.

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My hard drive is a Maxtor 160GB. According to windows it's only registering as 127GB. I tried the patch from maxtor so that my os registers the size properly but it didn't work. I've been searching for a way to get it to read right and here I am. I looked under Disk Management and according to that, my hard drive reads the right amount of total space. The problem that I'm seeing is that 24.67GB is unallocated. I've never partitioned this drive so I'm confused as to why it is unallocated. Is there a way to reclaim that space?
 

Answer:Solved: Unallocated hdd space

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Before I installed Win 7, I had a C: drive of about 133 GB and a D: drive partition of the remainder of my 160 GB HD. I removed the partition so I would just have only the C: drive before I installed Win 7. I no longer have the D: drive showing but it appears I am not regaining the space from the D: as I still have about 133 GB on my C:. What do I need to do to regain the unallocated space?

Answer:Unallocated Disk Space

Extend the drive.

But Disk Management will not extend a system drive so you need a 3rd party partition manager like bootable Partition Wizard.

Create a backup image as these operations can fail.

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at one time I had a low in red line in my computer in drive E , it was listed as local drive and another drive that was labled C as listed local drive also ,
so when I opened disk management this is what I have and I dont know if its possible to to get the unallowcated space from the one partion just sitting there with 558 MB of un used space on it to the E drive that needs more space?



 

Answer:how do I get this unallocated space to drive E

Right click on E: and then select extend drive
 

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I don;t know how this happend but i formated one of my paritions and now i have alot of unallocated space and i can't seem to add it with easeus partition master here a prnt scrn shot of it

any one know how to fix this?
thanks in advance

Answer:unallocated space won't add to my partitions

Many members have used this software with success
Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

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Hello everyone, I was recently looking in disc management today for something and recently discovered this in the C: drive section:Attachment 189593
What is this '10.67 GB unallocated space' for? Is it the recovery partition? I heard that system recovery contains the whole OS and programs and stuff, which is about 10gb. What could this be for? I'm hoping it's the recovery partition, as I'm missing quite a few Toshiba programs that only come installed on the original system. Any help is appreciated! Oh yes, I should say, Merry Christmas !

Answer:What's this unallocated space in my C: drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3


Hello everyone, I was recently looking in disc management today for something and recently discovered this in the C: drive section:Attachment 189593
What is this '10.67 GB unallocated space' for? Is it the recovery partition? I heard that system recovery contains the whole OS and programs and stuff, which is about 10gb. What could this be for? I'm hoping it's the recovery partition, as I'm missing quite a few Toshiba programs that only come installed on the original system. Any help is appreciated! Oh yes, I should say, Merry Christmas !


Nothing just select the C: drive and (right click) increase volume (or something like that my windows is in dutch) then it should be allocated to your C: drive

EDIT

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I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian Linux. I created a new partition, about 100gb. It says unallocated. I tried to allocate it, make it into something I can actually use, but it says I've reached the maximum number of partitions on Disk1. I tried to delete it and it won't let me. It is wasting 100gb that I cannot use at all. I tied to put something on it so I could delete it. Nothing would go on it, said it was unusable. How can I delete it? Is there a way? I don't like wasting 100gb of hdd space.

All help appreciated,
~Sacred

Answer:Unallocated Space Issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sacred


I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian Linux. I created a new partition, about 100gb. It says unallocated. I tried to allocate it, make it into something I can actually use, but it says I've reached the maximum number of partitions on Disk1. I tried to delete it and it won't let me. It is wasting 100gb that I cannot use at all. I tied to put something on it so I could delete it. Nothing would go on it, said it was unusable. How can I delete it? Is there a way? I don't like wasting 100gb of hdd space.

All help appreciated,
~Sacred



What are you trying to delete it with? the built in win 7? How many partitions do you have on that HD?

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Hello,

I have a big problem here and I'm very worried something very bad has happened.

My computer start showing just a black screen after de Bios Splash Screen. Since I manage my information in two partitions one for the Windows 7 Operating System and the other for all my information I thought I could just format through the Windows 7 Install Disc my partition where Windows 7 was and Resintall Windows 7.

Leaving my other partition normal with all my info. In fact I have done that a couple of times.

The problem was that when Windows 7 finish installing I got an error saying "C\boot is corrupted or unreadable". It said that Windows 7 could not be installed.

Ok, that was a problem, but the real problem came after I rebooted and wanted to try to install windows 7 again and suddenly, both my partitions are joined together and now this partition is labeled Unallocated Space.

The problem here is where does my info go? It is ver very important information and now I don't know if I can get it back.

Please, any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Unallocated Space

MrCapuchino:

Hope you have access to another computer.
Download Partition Wizard and create a bootable CD.

Boot your computer with this CD and you'll find a Partition Recovery Wizard available to you.

This has worked for me in the past and I wish you luck.
I had a problem with a 'disappearing' partition for a while not long ago.
Once your partition(s) are recovered be sure to backup everything.
Hope this helps and Good Luck!

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Can I just install Windows 7 on an unallocated space on the same drive as XP

Answer:Windows 7 on an unallocated space

Dual boot win7 & XP

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Hello.

I have my main C: partition with all of my data, a 2MB chunk of unallocated space, then a 138GB block of space that I want to extend C: into, but I can't because of the 2MB of space. Pic:

http://i.imgur.com/TLbElvd.png

I can't actually do anything with this 2MB. I tried creating a simple volume with it, but I get this:

http://i.imgur.com/6e7Kxcr.png

Maximum size, 0. Minimum size, 1. What? I can only enter in 0 or 1, and neither lets me click next.

Is there any way I can use this space?

Answer:2MB of unallocated space between partitions?

I recommend NOT using windows to mess with partitions, I would be doing it safely with a Partition Wizard Boot CD. So much easier.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

I would just delete the extended partition , if you have nothing on it, then you can either add space to C or just create another Primary partition out of the unallocated space.

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Hello All,

I did a fresh windows 7 professional-32 bit installation.While doing installation through the media(DVD) I divided the whole HDD space into 2 partitions of 100GB and 150GB respectively.The 100GB partition showed up as primary partition and the 150GB space showed up as unallocated space. I installed the OS on the primary partition(100 GB). The installation went smoothly but after installation I could see only the primary partition! Is there any way I can retrieve the unallocated space? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to see unallocated space

Hello Collegian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you would just need to create a New Simple Volume with the unallocated space using Disk Manager in Windows 7 to do so.

Partition or Volume - Create New

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello folks. I have a tiny problem. My drive is 230 gigabytes, I have my drive divided in 2 portions. 1 is 215 GB - Primary, and 2 - 15 GB Unallocated. I'm using Acronis Disk Director to see this info. What I would like to do, is to make 1 partition of 230 GB. Like I said I have Aconis Disk Director Suite 10 installed. How and what do I do to do this?? Thank you people for your help!!

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Anyone know how to stretch C: into the unallocated space without using Partition Magic? Can't figure it out with this utility.

Or is there an open source program that can do it?

Thanksssss

er, maybe this should be in DSS?
 

Answer:Extending C: into unallocated space

www.partedmagic.com would be the recommended tool nowadays. Free, works as well as any commercial product available, and easy to figure out.

I would recommend that you - and anyone reading this actually - avoid Partition Magic (a commercial product from Symantec/Norton) because a) it's pretty damned old, b) it hasn't been updated in nearly 3 years now and most likely never will be again, and finally c) Vista absolutely hates it.

It appears from the screenshot that you're using XP (and the Zune theme, maybe) and while Partition Magic might function adequately with XP drives and partitions, I would still strongly recommend you avoid using it. Parted Magic is, as I said, free, far more updated, and if at some point you do choose to start using Vista you can continue using Parted Magic without issues.

Good luck...
 

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Hi there I am running an xp home system. I currently went through a seperation, where I wasn't allowed to take my pc so I used my son's 1tb external usb drive to copy all my pics and music to. so now I have hooked it up to this pc and although the comp see's it it's an unallocated drive and will not allow me to assign a drive letter to it. Is there any way to save the data on this usb drive?

Answer:unallocated disk space

The drive should also be shown in the drive manager, maybe, without drive letter.But check, whether there is a partition, shown on that drive.If it is, you should be able to rightclick the partition and assign a drive letter to it.Click Here on HowTo ask good Question to get best HelpLet us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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I have a WD HDD which is around a 2008 model and I have set a password on it. The power connector became loose inside the casing so I hooked it up to a caddy. When I plugged it into my laptop it showed up as unallocated space. Was wondering what would of made it show up as unallocated space. Thanks
 

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I have 25GB of unallocated space that I want to put on m C: drive. How do I do this for XP Pro? Can it be done through computer management? If so, how please?

thx
 

Answer:unallocated space question

I don't believe that you can repartition with WinXP tools without destroying data. You will need something like Partition Magic to do the job. But still make sure to backup all important data before trying to do anything with partitions as you never know when something will go wrong.
 

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I'm in Disk Management and I want to add some unallocated space back to my C: drive after uninstalling Arch Linux, but I'm not sure how I do this. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I was hoping that 'Extend volume' would do this, but it's grayed out.

Answer:How do I add unallocated space to my C: drive?

Partition or Volume - Extend

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Hi there. I have a WD HDD which is around a 2008 model, I'll post a pick of it below for model number. The power connector became loose inside the casing so I hooked it up to a caddy. When I plugged it into my laptop it showed up as unallocated space. It was password protected but I'm unsure of what encryption is used for this model.
Question 1. What made it show up unallocated.
Question 2. Does anyone know what types of encryption is used for this model.
Thanks
 

Answer:HDD showing unallocated space

The drive does not come encrypted; that is done by the user. Since you are asking about encryption of the drive, I am closing this thread. We do not assist with any type of encryption since we are unable to ascertain whether you own the drive or not.
 

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I recently installed a new Western Digital 200G hard drive on my system and ran into the WIN2K size barrier, which only will recognize 137 GB.
My installation instructions said to run Data Lifeguard Tools after the installation to put an overlay on the drive -- which would make the entire thing usable. I did that and the drive still reads at only 137G, but now there is almost 60G of "unallocated space" visible in disk management.

What's next? How do I now add that "unallocated space" to my C drive?

Thanks,
Philip

 

Answer:Solved: Unallocated Space???

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i wanna extend my c drive as its the main windows drive and is very less on space but i have no unallocated space, so i tried creating it i shrinked drive E and got around 8 gb spare but that goes to free space it is not transformed to unallocated plzz hellpphey i know everything

Answer:how to create unallocated space

A partition can only be extended if there is unallocated space immediately after the partition. Otherwise you will need to use a third party partitioning tool such as EASEUS Partition Manager. After installing the program you would do well to read and understand the help files before proceeding.Be aware that all partition changes have a certain amount of risk. They usually work well but they can fail, leaving your file system in an unrecoverable state. I have seen this. Be sure to backup all important data first.

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Hi,

I m using windows7 ultimate. i tried to create a partition today following the steps written on microsoft website. i hav only c drive in my hdd nd it was showing 450GB...i pressed the volume shrink button and it showed that i can shrink 90 GB..then i pressed shrink but it does not create any unallocated space. so i cant create a partition..rather my c drive lost 90GB space and showing 360GB now..what should i do to get back that 90 GB?

plz somebody help me..

Thanks in advance

Answer:after shrink, no unallocated space

Hello Pagolmon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this a current screenshot of your Disk Management?

See if you may be able to shrink and create a new partition using this instead.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

and

Partition or Volume - Create New

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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After thinking about the previous thread about wiping info from hard drives, Ive been thinking about this concept. It seems to make so much sense that I cannot see how it hasnt been done already, or is just not possible. I figured it would work as a sorta cronjob defrag followed by a zero fill after determining what space was unallocated. Does anyone know of any projects like this so i can read up on it ?
 

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This is Mohamed here,

i have unallocated space around 67 GB, but i have C drive ( OS file) and D drive personal file, how do i use this unallocated space to D drive

Answer:Unallocated space to D drive?

Can you post a snip of you Disk Management ?

Start Computer Management Disk Management

Use snipping tool for screen snip

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