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    Smile Merry Christmas, one and all

    I had an older lappy that died on me, so I bought an external hard drive case.
    Its a SSD 120 GB drive, so I pluged it in and could read it.
    Was the C drive.
    Thought best to format it as NTFS and it ended up at about 4.24 GB.
    Can anyone please advise what I'm doing wrong, so I can get my 120 GB back.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Look at the drive in disk management not what you see in explorer, you may see your missing gigs there as the partition is still to be named.

    Search for disk management in the MS search box if you are using Win 10.
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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    I found 106 GB but dont know what to do.
    I'm old & unwell, so need simple directions, please

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    As far as I can remember, right click the relevant partition in disk management and follow suggestions to name it, also make sure it is formatted to NTFS since you may not have done this partition.
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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    I found 106 GB but dont know what to do.
    I'm old & unwell, so need simple directions, please
    You may be better off with Partitioning Software ( easier to use).

    Try https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html Free Version, (the Blue Download Now) install it. Be careful, when it asks what to install, only select the Partition Software:

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    once installed, look for your Drive you want to change.

    Down the Bottom, right click the drive ( or a partition) - Delete. MAKE SURE you select the correct drive - repeat for all partitions on the Drive. Then click Apply. ( bottom Left).

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    Once All cleaned right click drive, Create - Call it anything you want or leave it blank, - Click Apply, it will format in a matter of seconds to NTFS as a blank / Empty drive.
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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    You may be better off with Partitioning Software ( easier to use).

    Try https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html Free Version, (the Blue Download Now) install it. Be careful, when it asks what to install, only select the Partition Software:

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    once installed, look for your Drive you want to change.

    Down the Bottom, right click the drive ( or a partition) - Delete. MAKE SURE you select the correct drive - repeat for all partitions on the Drive. Then click Apply. ( bottom Left).

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    Once All cleaned right click drive, Create - Call it anything you want or leave it blank, - Click Apply, it will format in a matter of seconds to NTFS as a blank / Empty drive.
    Its still only 4,27 GB not 120 GB's????

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Can you supply a screen shot of the Partition Program showing the drive please.

    BTW a 120GB SSD wont show as 120, maybe closer to 110 - 115.

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    Its still only 4,27 GB not 120 GB's????
    I tried 3 times.
    Opened up the new G drive & pressed Print Screen, them CTRL Print Screen finally Alt print Screen. all blank

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    I had an older lappy that died on me, so I bought an external hard drive case.
    Its a SSD 120 GB drive, so I pluged it in and could read it.
    Was the C drive.
    Thought best to format it as NTFS and it ended up at about 4.24 GB.
    Can anyone please advise what I'm doing wrong, so I can get my 120 GB back.
    Thank you
    Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas, one and all

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    I tried 3 times.
    Opened up the new G drive & pressed Print Screen, them CTRL Print Screen finally Alt print Screen. all blank
    Try the Snipping tool, with the Programs open showing the drives, in the search type "Snip" Open snipping tool - select mode ( see Below) - select which one you want - ( have a play to see whats suits) Then save and attach the picture.

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