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Windows 7: lost 40gb

09 Jul 2010   #1
wizzards

win 7
 
 
lost 40gb

Hello everybody ,I recently had to change my C drive ,I used paragon backup and recovery software to transfer my C drive information over ,this worked fine, and made a new C drive .but I have lost approx 40gb capacity from my new C drive,ie old C drive 120gb new C drive 120gb but new C drive capacity was 160gb,so any clever person know how to get my 40gb back as I would like to use it,is it possible to recover my lost 40 gb
many thanks
peter


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09 Jul 2010   #2
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Hi Wizzards,

It sounds to me like your new "c" drive is a 120gb partition and your "lost" 40gb is just unallocated space. I bet that paragon created the 120gb partition and dropped all the data into it and ignored the other 40gb. You'll want to expand your 'C' partition. Regardless, your 40gb are not "lost" :-)

Let me know if you need any help with this.

Eamon
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09 Jul 2010   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Eduede is probably right.

You should be able to add the 40 GB of unallocated space to your C partition using disk management in Windows 7.
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09 Jul 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi wizzards
Can you please post a screenshot of your disk management window ?
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09 Jul 2010   #5
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Hi again,

It looks like Brink has already put together a very nice tutorial on how to extend your C partition. Have a look!

Partition or Volume - Extend

Best,
Eamon
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09 Jul 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hi wizzards
Can you please post a screenshot of your disk management window ?


Hello wizzards, welcome to Seven Forums!


In the Windows start menu right click computer and select manage, in the upper left pane click disk management, then post a complete snip/screen-shot of disk management for us to see so we can give you the correct advice; have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums
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11 Jul 2010   #7
wizzards

win 7
 
 

Hello to all ,thanks for advice now sorted ,I have my 40gb back many thanks to all that took the trouble to reply
peter
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11 Jul 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Peter.



Glad you found a solution, thanks for the update.
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