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Old 05-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone.
I bought a Toshiba Canvio 320 GB - 60 MBps - 5400 rpm#

some time ago. It says that it has a 320G capacity but in properties

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it only shows 111G available. I have tried to format it but I don't know enough about that sort of thing. Has anyone else had this same situation?

Thanks for looking into this for me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Umm, isn't your external the F: drive? 298GB would make more sense.

Go to Computer Management. Right click on computer, choose manage. Go to disk management, on the right pane.

See what E: is on. If it's your OS HDD, or something else.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are correct in noticing that my F drive is an external HD. I use this drive to retrieve stuff I need all the time for everyday use.
What I want to do is back up that drive onto my new E drive and stick in a closet. Someday my F drive will die and I cannot afford to loose all that stuff.
I did go to "manage" and noticed that the drive in question has 2 partitions. Can you guide me along to get it to have just one volume Please?
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Best way, IMO, would be to use GParted. Check out our tutorial here: GParted Usage Tutorial
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Wup! Just right clicked on that drive/extend and now it's back to showing full capacity.
thanks veery much for the direction!
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Wup! Just right clicked on that drive/extend and now it's back to showing full capacity.
thanks veery much for the direction!
That works as well lol. If you ever need to resize partitions, though, GParted is usually a better choice than Windows' utility.
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Well that was an easy fix lol. Bit of a nudge in the right direction and your golden
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Well sometime without realizing it our hard drive gets full of unwanted files and that is mostly because of our internet access. Just check it and star taking out what you don't need, and will have al least 40% more of the space.




















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If you've got a PC that's clogged I recommend CCleaner it is a great registry cleaner which doesn't go way too deep but goes deep enough to get rid of 90% of the crap and as for the files well it has a file cleaner as well it cleans pretty much everything so I recommend it without hesitation
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