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12-03-2011 02:17 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Peter WalesrrElite Veteran - Orlando Fl - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I am running out of disk space, but when I go into disk management I find this

How do I access the shaded portion of my primary drive? Indeed, why was it partitioned off in the first place when I bought the computer? Does it do something else?

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12-03-2011 02:38 PM  6 years agoPost 2
xeon1000

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You need to format the partitioned space. It will be assigned a drive letter, Then you will have access to the space. Should be an option to format maybe right click on it.

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12-03-2011 02:44 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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Actually, it looks like you're running Windows 7 or Vista. Such is the case, right-click on the drive that you want to enlarge and select "extend partition"

The, extend the partition to the 7.5 Gb that are currently unallocated. Let me know if this helps or you need further explanation.

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12-03-2011 03:33 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Peter Wales

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Its not the 7.5GB I want its the 371GB. If I right click on that it just gives me the option to delete it

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12-03-2011 03:36 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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If there's no data on the 371GB portion, go ahead and click delete, to delete the partition. Once you've done this, the unallocated should say something like 378GB. If this is the case, click on your "Drive C:" and select extend partition.

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12-03-2011 03:45 PM  6 years agoPost 6
z11355

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Based on that output, how are you determining that you're 'running out of disk space' ?

It certainly looks like you have *plenty* even if you discount the 371G of unformatted disk.

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12-03-2011 03:55 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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Because C: only has 19% or 60GB left. Yesterday I had to try and recover a mass of movies I accidentally deleted off an external disk drive and didn't have enough space to recover them all to this hard disk, so this morning I thought I would see what was going on.

OK, wannabe, I'm going to delete it, but if my computer blows up it'll be your fault

I think a system backup is in order first though. I'll be back when I have done it

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12-03-2011 04:12 PM  6 years agoPost 8
z11355

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sorry, I saw that as '% used', not 'free'. Sigh, more coffee is needed.

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12-03-2011 05:06 PM  6 years ago •• Post 9 ••
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I second WannaBe's recommendation. You can safely delete that 371G partition. Did you confirm that you are on Windows 7?

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12-03-2011 06:40 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Peter Wales

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yes, I am on 7. Back up done, stand by for the bang followed by a big whine

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12-03-2011 06:42 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Peter Wales

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OK, I deleted it and then went to C: to extend my volume and it says I cant as the volume being extended is a boot or system volume.

As I had a backup, I thought what the heck and hit next and finish. It magically went to 691GB!!! Funny old windows, says it cant be done then does it.

Thanks a lot for your help guys, now I have 431 gigs free and room to play. Another backup is needed I think, just in case

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12-03-2011 06:51 PM  6 years agoPost 12
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Glad it all worked out

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