Unallocated hard disk

I have a problem with a second hard disk. I can't see it on computer. It seems only in disk manager and it says 'unallocated'. What do I have to do that I get it to view like my primary hard disk (C)? I don't want to format it because it includes a lot of important files. Can someone help me?

Thanks!
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  1. Right-click on the drive label (i.e., "Disk 1") in the middle pane of Disk Manager and select "Assign a Drive Letter".
  2. I can't see "Assign a Drive Letter" or I'm a dumb. :whistle: I can't untersatnd why it doesn't appear to 'My computer'...
    Picture: http://aijaa.com/v.php?i=006438312015.jpg
  3. It won't appear in my computer unless it is assigned a drive letter. It looks like you right clicked on disk 1 instead of the partition itself. you want to right click on disk 1, but in the center pane like sminal said to get the other options.
  4. I have clicked everywhere and I don't get 'Assign a Drive Letter' option. There is for example 'New simple volume', but I think it will format whole hard disk.
  5. Doh, it says unallocated. If this is a new drive, you need to format it first. Do you have a format option when you right-click it?
  6. I don't have format option and it is not a new drive. It is a second hard disk. I have two hard disks and the 'unallocated' one is a drive which includes all data except Windows. I can see files with EASEUS Data recovery program, but is it possible to get the hard disk appear on 'my computer'?
  7. You may need software to recover your partition then. You can try this.

    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
  8. you need to make a simple partition and then format that. so right click in disk manager, create new simple and follow the instructions. Once you've done that it willbe assigned a drive letter or you will have the option to assign one.
  9. curious123 said:
    What do I have to do that I get it to view like my primary hard disk (C)? I don't want to format it because it includes a lot of important files. Can someone help me?

    Thanks!


    Anonymous said:
    you need to make a simple partition and then format that. so right click in disk manager, create new simple and follow the instructions. Once you've done that it willbe assigned a drive letter or you will have the option to assign one.


    If he does that, he'll lose his data.
  10. Hawkeye22 said:
    If he does that, he'll lose his data.


    Good point well made.

    In that case in the disk manager, where the disk is named (the small grey squarish block) there should be some options to make the disk online, or mount it.

    it wasn't in a dynamic volume before was it?
  11. It wasn't in a dynamic volume. It is online but it doesn't seem in my computer. I have tried everything but it seems that it is impossible. I tried also system restore.. :(
  12. It is showing unallocated in disk management which means windows thinks it hasn't been formatted. You need recovery software to restore the drive and get your files back.
  13. i'm stumped, usb caddy?
  14. When you right-click on the drive in Disk Management, what options do you see?

    It might help to post a screenshot of how the disk appears in Disk Management.
  15. curious123 said:
    I can't see "Assign a Drive Letter" or I'm a dumb. :whistle: I can't untersatnd why it doesn't appear to 'My computer'...
    Picture: http://aijaa.com/v.php?i=006438312015.jpg


    Anonymous said:
    When you right-click on the drive in Disk Management, what options do you see?

    It might help to post a screenshot of how the disk appears in Disk Management.


    He posted a link to disk management already. See above.
  16. Hawkeye22 said:
    He posted a link to disk management already. See above.
    Ah, now I see it. Thanks for pointing it out.

    I'm at a loss - anyone else?
  17. You may be able to restore/repair the partition with Easeus Partition Manager.

    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
  18. well i am having a very similar problem to this, i will use the partition tool hawkeye22 suggested and give you guys an update on how it went.

    -thanks.
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  20. http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

    I just tried this software, it works PERFECTLY!!!
  21. curious123 said:
    I have a problem with a second hard disk. I can't see it on computer. It seems only in disk manager and it says 'unallocated'. What do I have to do that I get it to view like my primary hard disk (C)? I don't want to format it because it includes a lot of important files. Can someone help me?

    Thanks!

    go to disk management/storage/right click on harddisk that is unallocated than press new simple volume and follow the steps it worked for me i had the same issue :))
  22. go to disk management/storage/right click on harddisk that is unallocated than press new simple volume and follow the steps it worked for me i had the same issue )
  23. right click on primary disk do click Extend
  24. i have same typ of problem and i relized that the problem is not just leting me give new letter also saying that the disk is not installed , when i click install it says error the disk is protected bla bla and dosent leting me to do ( it is just a simple f... external hard drive and i dont know what ales to do ) any help guys please ....
  25. hnjo said:
    curious123 said:
    I have a problem with a second hard disk. I can't see it on computer. It seems only in disk manager and it says 'unallocated'. What do I have to do that I get it to view like my primary hard disk (C)? I don't want to format it because it includes a lot of important files. Can someone help me?

    Thanks!

    go to disk management/storage/right click on harddisk that is unallocated than press new simple volume and follow the steps it worked for me i had the same issue :))
  26. Thanks hnjo , I have done was you told and actually successful format the unallocated .
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