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Windows 7: How to make my un allocated drive visible


06 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
How to make my un allocated drive visible

Hi friends,
I can't find one of my drive after i made my system triple boot (windows 7, ubuntu and fedora).How to make my un allocated drive visible-drive.jpg

If you see picture there is a drive of 155 GB un allocated. I can't see that drive any where. how can i get back my drive back.



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06 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Unallocated means its not formated and unformatted drives don't get a drive letter. Format it and windows will assign it a drive letter.
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06 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Amazing how you can do all that but yet not know how to format the unallocated space to make another partition.

As mentioned format it.

It may not let you as you already have 4 primary partitions.

Interesting reading here.
http://www.ahuka.com/other/partition.html
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06 Sep 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Unallocated means its not formated and unformatted drives don't get a drive letter. Format it and windows will assign it a drive letter.
I can't format it. I am getting error it says you can't create another primary partition.
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06 Sep 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Amazing how you can do all that but yet not know how to format the unallocated space to make another partition.

As mentioned format it.

It may not let you as you already have 4 primary partitions.

Interesting reading here.
Partitioning
I had already three primary partitions. so i can't create another one.
Is there any other option how to merge this unallocated space to C drive without data loss.
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It reports all the other partitions have 100% free space. Nothing on them, yet?

If not, delete them. Expand the C partiton 150GB. then, recrete the other partitions.
You can only extend a partiton if Unallocated is next to it, so if nothing is on the other partitons now is the time to delete and re-size.
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07 Sep 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

From the posted image, it looks like the first two partitions are for win 7, next three partitions are for Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora and Swap) and the unallocated space is the free space.

A hard disk allows only 4 primary partitions and as you have already used them up, you can creat an extended partition and one or more logical drives on the free space using Disk management tool of Windows 7.
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