Windows 10: Windows is detecting a volume of an external hard drive as unallocated space.

Discus and support Windows is detecting a volume of an external hard drive as unallocated space. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Pictured above is the unallocated space in disk management. The 2016 GB of unallocated data can be turned into a volume, the 5404.04 GB cannot. There... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by The Best Nerd, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. Windows is detecting a volume of an external hard drive as unallocated space.


    Pictured above is the unallocated space in disk management. The 2016 GB of unallocated data can be turned into a volume, the 5404.04 GB cannot. There was a large sum of data in the 5404, which I am trying to recover. Is there any way I might be able to recover the volume or the data that was in it?

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    The Best Nerd, Sep 15, 2021
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  2. problems with formating external hard drive. Drive shows as unallocated drive.

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you. We will assist you with this issue.

    Let's try to format the external hard drive from disk management and check if it helps. Follow the steps below:

    1. Right click on the Start menu and select Disk management.

    2. Right-click on a rectangle that represents unallocated space on a hard drive, and select "New Simple Volume".

    Note: that the color code that corresponds to the unallocated space vary in different Windows versions; consult the legend in the bottom of the Disk Management window.

    3. Click "Next" and then "Next" again to accept the default size of the new partition.

    4. Choose the option "Format the volume (partition) with the default settings" and click "Next."

    5. Click "Finish" to create a new partition on the hard drive and format it.

    Try the above steps and check if it helps. Let us know the status of the issue. We will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Sep 15, 2021
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  3. nancy3243 Win User
    Move unallocated space in external drive

    Windows 10 OS-I have an external drive with 200 GB of unallocated space on the E Drive Disk1. How can I move this unallocated space to the E Drive to allow for a larger backup.

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    nancy3243, Sep 15, 2021
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  4. Windows is detecting a volume of an external hard drive as unallocated space.

    Unallocated Space to C Drive

    Thanks
     
    realtravisbrown92, Sep 15, 2021
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Windows is detecting a volume of an external hard drive as unallocated space.

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