Windows 10: Cloning contents of a dynamic disk onto a new basic partition

Discus and support Cloning contents of a dynamic disk onto a new basic partition in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have a 4TB (1.2TB used) HDD that's failing and bought a brand new 2TB to replace it. For whatever reason, Windows decided it needed to be a dynamic... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/r4pidfir3x, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Cloning contents of a dynamic disk onto a new basic partition


    I have a 4TB (1.2TB used) HDD that's failing and bought a brand new 2TB to replace it.

    For whatever reason, Windows decided it needed to be a dynamic disk when I formatted it. Thought nothing of it, continued for a few years. My problem is that I can't just copy and paste the contents, as I have Windows Store games/apps on it. Last time I tried, Windows threw a fit and forced me to delete everything, and I can't realistically redownload 400GB of games on an ADSL connection.

    I downloaded Macrium Reflect, but it's only option for "cloning" is "copy dynamic partitions", which I don't want to do, as I understand dynamic disks are deprecated.

    Is there a way I can clone the contents of the dynamic disk onto a new basic disk, or do I need to cop the L and wipe all my Windows Store stuff?

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    /u/r4pidfir3x, Sep 1, 2020
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  2. Jonas Flo Win User

    how to convert Dynamic disk to Basic disk without data loss ?

    Hi,

    The process of conversion is quite tricky but not exactly that complicated. Suggested safe is to have your data cloned and work on the clone instead of the original. This suggestions and steps were provided by one of the Microsoft Community Forum MVP's,
    John John__ in his response on this thread. Follow the steps carefully
    to be able to avoid data loss.

    I hope it helps. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to come back to us.
     
    Jonas Flo, Sep 1, 2020
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  3. Ariel Aba Win User
    Convert Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk

    Hi Charbel,

    It would be helpful if you mentioned the things that you have tried to do that failed so that we can skip those steps. You can follow the steps provided in the article:
    How to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk in Windows 7, to change a basic disk to
    a dynamic one. The instructions are also applicable for Windows 10. You can also check this article:
    Extend a basic volume.

    Ensure that you create a back up for your system as well.

    Regards.
     
    Ariel Aba, Sep 1, 2020
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  4. Cloning contents of a dynamic disk onto a new basic partition

    Dynamic disk to basic.

    You need a third-party partition manager. Ask Google like so:

    convert dynamic to basic disk

    Remember to back up your data in case things go wrong.
     
    Frederik Long, Sep 1, 2020
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