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    Default Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    Whilst reinstalling Windows 10 I inadvertently saved the file to my 1Tb which has now shrunk to 32 Gb. Not ideal (not to mention the loss of 700 Gb of files). Is there an easy way to restore the hard drive to it's correct size?
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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    So it has empty space?
    Partition magic should allow the creation of another
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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    Hi,shows only that there is 32 GB
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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    Normally just use AOMEI Partition Assistant, https://www.disk-partition.com/free-...n-manager.html fire it up, drag out the free space - Apply - Done. ( sometimes needs a reboot)

    You would right click the partition - Resize - Then simply drag it to the size you want.

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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    What did you do exactly? Was this a fresh install or a clone or something else? because it sounds a little like you cloned or restored an image onto the wrong drive? Either way the suggestions mentioned should work, or you can use windows disk management although it is less flexible.
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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    is the 32G the ACTUAL partition size, or the amount of files/data on the drive

    Some machines have 2 HD's , one is a small size thats the boot HD . That can often be around 32G ish, with a separate 1Tb HD.

    If youve done a clean install of Win , that can wipe all data from the HD . If you want to recover your missing data, then thats another story .

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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    Thank you, it has been sorted thanks to wainuitech . Now I have two additional problems. Can not empty the recycle bin and windows.old is being really stubborn. I have tried the usual ways to delete (safe mode etc). Any ideas gratefully received.
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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    To delete these use Diskcleanup and select the clean system option. Tick all the boxes.

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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    To delete these use Diskcleanup and select the clean system option. Tick all the boxes.
    That usually works just a WARNING scroll through the check boxes, untick Downloads, other wise it will wipe out every thing in your download folder.
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    Default Re: Opps! Honey I shrank the hard drive

    Hi,was the first thing I tried.Did nothing as far as Windows.old was concerned. I scrolled through the Recycle bin and have removed all bar an empty folder named Users.
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