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Windows 7: Missing hdd space after cancelled volume shrink in Windows

11 Aug 2014   #1
jinzu

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Missing hdd space after cancelled volume shrink in Windows

Hello,

I cancelled the volume shrink operation while it was in progress. Now I cannot find my other 300+ GB or disk space. When I go to my computer it says I have only 299GB out of 600GB. How do I reclaim my lost disk space?

The first pic lists my drives and partitions.
The second pic lists the available disk space. As shown the total space of the drive is approx 600GB but there is only 299GB available.




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11 Aug 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Show Partition Wizard screenshot as well please.
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11 Aug 2014   #3
jinzu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the screenshot from partition wizard


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11 Aug 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Try to resize the disk in partition wizard. Make it smaller and apply. Reboot. Make it larger, reboot.
Post screenshot agian afterwards.
Seagate disk?
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11 Aug 2014   #5
jinzu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, this solved the problem. Thank you for your assistance and your time.
Yes this is a Seagate drive.

Also should I be worried about there being 10MB of space that cannot be used?
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11 Aug 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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You just made the partition smaller and larger afterwards?
Post screenshot of Partition Wizard as it is now please.
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11 Aug 2014   #7
jinzu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes here is the screenshot. Should there be 10.34 MB unused?


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11 Aug 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jinzu View Post
Yes here is the screenshot. Should there be 10.34 MB unused?
It's only 10MB!!
But you can extend using disk management or Partition Wizard. Works?

I don't know why this happens, but saw it once a long time ago on a seagate disk.
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11 Aug 2014   #9
jinzu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was able to get the last bit of space using Disk Management. Thank you for the help.
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