Windows 10: Ηow to restore the capacity of a hard disk after image recovery

Discus and support Ηow to restore the capacity of a hard disk after image recovery in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Let me explain my problem. I have 3 HDD's (2 internals (1 SSD 120 GB and 1 HDD-Sata 200 GB) and 1 external USB HDD (2 TB)). I have installed Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by ThanosDJ, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. ThanosDJ Win User

    Ηow to restore the capacity of a hard disk after image recovery


    Let me explain my problem. I have 3 HDD's (2 internals (1 SSD 120 GB and 1 HDD-Sata 200 GB) and 1 external USB HDD (2 TB)). I have installed Windows 10 Pro x64 final οn the SSD 120 GB without problems and i have installed the extra programs that i use, also without problems. Then i decided to make an image backup to the external USB HDD. The image created succesfully. After that, i have removed the SSD 120 GB, installed the HDD-Sata 200 GB and tried to check to the HDD-Sata 200 GB if the Windows image recovery works. I used the Windows installation DVD and the external USB HDD to do the recovery. The image recovered normally and the HDD works like as if i was using the SSD 120 GB. So my problem now is with the capacity of the HDD-Sata 200 GB which is shown as 120 GB. So does anybody knows a way to restore the capacity of that HDD again back to 200 GB? I don't want to format the disk now, just continue to use it as a backup disk just in case of failure of my SSD one. I know that i cannot use the HDD Capacity Restore Tool, because it is working only with 32-bit systems (which i currently don't have one right now) and even if i use it i don't know if it will restore my disk to full capacity but in a state that requires format from the begin (something that i am trying to avoid). So in general, my question is how to restore the capacity of a hard disk after image recovery (when you backup to a new hard disk with capacity bigger than the capacity of the disk that i want to backup).

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    ThanosDJ, Aug 4, 2015
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    1) Avast was installed on March 22 2016

    2) Everytime I reset the system due to hard disk replacement (6 times total, performance and capacity upgrades) I had to use the Hard Drive Recovery (Structures the hard drive to the factory layout (C is 60GB, 12GB is hidden, 100MB is set system recovery,
    everything else (~970GB+) is D) option from the restore DVD prior to using the system restore option

    3) Never used the 12GB hidden partition that came with my laptop when I bought it, too much bloatware preinstalled

    4) yes see response #2, recovery dvd image preformats the hard disk prior to loading the factory image

    5) yes, backup to a 3TB external

    6) Don't recall, probably after the last hard disk change

    7) Yes, Norton 360 and Internet Security (Online data backup included (never used))
     
    Matt Summers, Aug 4, 2015
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  3. Windows 10 system image recovery can't find system image

    I am trying to restore my laptop using a system image that I made on my external hard disk but system image recovery can't find system image. The same system image could be found when i restored my windows earlier on but after resetting windows 10 using
    the options in the settings, system image recovery couldn't find the system image stored in my hard disk. When I boot into windows and attach my hard disk to my laptop, the files were all there. What should I do to make system image recovery find my system
    image?
     
    Lim Chung Siang, Aug 4, 2015
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  4. YOU
    You Win User

    Ηow to restore the capacity of a hard disk after image recovery

    If open Disk Management (search for Disk Management) and look at the 200 GB HDD, is there anything called "Unallocated Space"? If so, just install and open EaseUS Partition Master Free on the SSD, resize the 120 GB partition on the 200 GB HDD (partitions are basically walls dividing up space on r HDD) to the whole size, apply, then restart if necessary.
     
  5. YOU
    You Win User
  6. swarfega Win User
    swarfega, Aug 4, 2015
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  7. NUS
    Nus Win User
    You don't need to install extra software, you can do it simply from within Windows.

    Start->All apps->Windows Administrative Tools->Computer Management

    Then

    Storage->Disk Management

    Right click on your 120GB partition and choose extend volume...
     
  8. ThanosDJ Win User

    Ηow to restore the capacity of a hard disk after image recovery

    Will check everything a bit later and i will inform.
     
    ThanosDJ, Aug 4, 2015
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  9. ThanosDJ Win User
    After checking all of the above options, the only thing that worked was the solution provided by You suggesting to download and install the EaseUS Partition Master Free program. Kudos to You and to this program. Really helped me.
     
    ThanosDJ, Apr 5, 2018
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