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My external Hard drive is split into two help!

Hello, my external hard drive which was once an internal one which is now in a caddy is split in two; Windows and Data.

Can anyone tell me how to put it back into one because looking to save some games on it and it would just be easier.

Thank you.
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  1. If your Data partition is empty, then you can just delete that partition and re-size the main partition to reclaim the open space. You could also just delete both partitions and then create a single partition with all of the space.

    If you have info on it, you can just copy over the data from it to your internal drive, and do the above.
  2. Why do you have windows on an external drive?

    You can delete the Data partition and then resize the windows partition using Easeus or Paragon disk management software
  3. boosted1g said:
    Why do you have windows on an external drive?

    You can delete the Data partition and then resize the windows partition using Easeus or Paragon disk management software


    i dont have windows on it anymore i formatted it, also how can i delete the data partion?
  4. Ok so you took out an internal drive that had windows and data partion on it, you then put it into an external enclosure.

    Now you want to make it one partiotion, is this correct?

    Do you need to keep data on one of the partitions or can you erase the drive completley?
  5. boosted1g said:
    Ok so you took out an internal drive that had windows and data partion on it, you then put it into an external enclosure.

    Now you want to make it one partiotion, is this correct?

    Do you need to keep data on one of the partitions or can you erase the drive completley?


    i have formatted both parts of the drive. I now want to make it into one partition, does this mean i should delete the data partition: how do i do this? and then how to i make it to the full hard drive size again?
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    Ok then you just need to go into disk manager (start, right click computer, manage, select disk managment).

    Now make sure you are not on your OS drive but your external drive. Delete any partitions still on the drive. You can then create a new partition, format it, and then it will be good to go.
  7. boosted1g said:
    Ok then you just need to go into disk manager (start, right click computer, manage, select disk managment).

    Now make sure you are not on your OS drive but your external drive. Delete any partitions still on the drive. You can then create a new partition, format it, and then it will be good to go.


    Thank you, i have done it now and have named it GAMES just to be cool.
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