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Windows 7: Recover external Disk capacity

20 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Recover external Disk capacity

Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 byte. Have a 1 tb external Seagate drive connected with USB 2. Disk capacity is showing 925GB. Have lost 75 GB. Is there a way to recover the the lost 75 GB?

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20 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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You have not lost any capacity, the difference is the way drive makers and Windows measure it. Windows uses binary system and makers use decimal.
Binary, 1MB=1048576 bytes
Decimal 1MB=1000000 bytes
Windows would show a decimal MB as 976.5KB
The drive may have some native files that came with it too, like encryption and software.
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