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Windows 7: Extending Volume to reclaim accidental shrinkage

05 Feb 2014   #1
Pipcart

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Extending Volume to reclaim accidental shrinkage

I shrank my 2TB C drive to make a small partition for a Photoshop scratch disk. But I stupidly got my sums wrong and have shrunk it to 1TB. When I use the Extend Volume Wizard it say:
Total volume 1907626
Maximum available 932714
Select the amount of space 932714

I would have expected it to let me increase the amount of space, but I can only reduce the number. The other fields can not be edited.

Can someone help me get back my missing TB please?


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05 Feb 2014   #2
AddRAM

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Post a shot of Disk Management for us.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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05 Feb 2014   #3
Pipcart

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Screenshot of Disk Management

Here's my disk management:
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05 Feb 2014   #4
AddRAM

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Right click on the unallocated space and create a Primary partition.
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06 Feb 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

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06 Feb 2014   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pipcart View Post
Here's my disk management:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Here's what they posted Greg,


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06 Feb 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Try Partition or Volume - Extend just clicking Next at each screen. It should put it back the way it was. I've never seen it not do that.
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06 Feb 2014   #8
Kari

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Geeks, are we trying to make a simple thing a bit too complicated?

OP's Disk Management tells when trying to expand there's max. 932,714 MB available, which is exactly 910.85 GB (932,714 / 1,024) as his screenshot shows the unallocated space being.

This is as it should be; select the max. available amount and that's it, your C: partition will be expanded using that 910.85 GB. Of course you cannot select any greater amount there as it tells how much is available for expand.

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06 Feb 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

How is Partition or Volume - Extend complicated? It is the only thing to be done here.. Ignore the figures provided, just keep clicking Next. YOu want all of your space back and this will always do that when it has just been shrunk as was the case here..
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06 Feb 2014   #10
Kari

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Greg, I mean that basically the OP has no issue; Disk Management is offering the full available space to him.

He asks why he can't select a greater amount, the answer is because there's no more space available. He can only expand with 932,714MB or less.
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