May, on occasion, you’ve found the need to use an external hard drive that has belonged to a PC that has gone on to a better life or who has simply gotten your hands on a storage unit with which expand the capacity of your team.
When you connect it has been seen that the free capacity is less than the total that should have, something that does not change even though the formatees. In that case you may have any partition set, or even any partition for recovery, something that is not a problem but that can leave you without the use of a space more important. A handicap that can be solved by following these steps.
Steps to follow
The first step is to access the box “Run” for which it is more practical to use the combination of keys “Win+R”. Once we have entered, and always with the disk that you want to handle connected, we write the command “diskpart”.
Will then open the command console and at the same we must give a series of steps in order to access exactly the partition you want to delete. The first command you must type is “list disk” to access the disks that we have connected on the computer.
Select the disk that we are interested in, which for this occasion is the disk number one and to do that we need to use the command “select disk 1” where the number corresponds to the disk that you want to use.
Select the disk in question and now what we want is to know which are the partitions that houses the disc. In this case we will write “list partition” and the system throws us the number of partitions enabled.
In this case we want to end the partition intended for the possible restoration of the disk, which has less size, so that we write “delete partition override”.
If we now return to the system management tool, we can see that the partition that previously had the label OEM is already freebut we find that we have two partitions on a single hard drive, something that may not be helpful. The grouping is very simple.
The first thing we need to do is directly enter in the devices tool in which we already were before, and press with the right button of your trackpad or mouse on the partition or space that we want to expand to access the menu options drop-down. Among all the options we chose “Extend” and follow the on-screen steps to the end, find as the two partitions have become a single.
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