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Toshiba 750GB External Hard disk showing only 32GB now.

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February 5, 2013 2:52:52 AM

Hello,

I have purchased recently Toshiba External Hard disk of 750GB capacity along with the New Toshiba Laptop. I have copied some data files and songs and movies, etc... in the external hard disk.
I tried to make recover data of my laptop, so I used this 750GB hard disk. Once I started to use this for recovery all the data in the Hard disk has been removed and now it is showing only 32GB capacity overall not 750GB..

How can I recover this external hard disk for 750GB again???????

Please help me with some solution or send me some link so that I can use it to recover my 750GB hard disk capacity back.

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February 5, 2013 9:23:31 PM

Did you use Windows to reformat your drive as FAT32?
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February 16, 2013 6:17:32 AM

I have the same problem and yes, I used Windows to reformat my hdd as FAT. It was 1TB, now it shows just 32GB. How can I repair this? :) 
Thanks in advance!
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February 16, 2013 3:34:01 PM

Go to Disk Management, delete the partition and recreate it as NTFS.

Alternatively, delete the partition and then use a third party tool to repartition and reformat as FAT32.
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April 7, 2013 2:45:19 AM

even i have the same problem
can any 1 help me!

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September 22, 2013 12:12:58 PM

The issue with my hard drive was the computer created a partition on it somehow... still not sure how it did it.

This may also work if your hard drive doesn't even show up in the My Computer window

You have to delete any partition on the disk already through Computer Management -> Disk Managament

Then right-click on the external hard drive's unnallocated area and click the create button

Follow the Wizard program to format the drive to the new (corrected) size.
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January 17, 2014 3:17:10 AM

Alex Foster said:
The issue with my hard drive was the computer created a partition on it somehow... still not sure how it did it.

This may also work if your hard drive doesn't even show up in the My Computer window

You have to delete any partition on the disk already through Computer Management -> Disk Managament

Then right-click on the external hard drive's unnallocated area and click the create button

Follow the Wizard program to format the drive to the new (corrected) size.


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January 17, 2014 3:17:45 AM

@ALEX FOSTER This worked for me thanks
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July 8, 2014 6:32:19 AM

Hi I have the same ptoblem now I need to know how to format my external hard drive and not to lose all the files I have?
thanks
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nagabathula1984 said:
Hello,

I have purchased recently Toshiba External Hard disk of 750GB capacity along with the New Toshiba Laptop. I have copied some data files and songs and movies, etc... in the external hard disk.
I tried to make recover data of my laptop, so I used this 750GB hard disk. Once I started to use this for recovery all the data in the Hard disk has been removed and now it is showing only 32GB capacity overall not 750GB..

How can I recover this external hard disk for 750GB again???????

Please help me with some solution or send me some link so that I can use it to recover my 750GB hard disk capacity back.


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July 8, 2014 6:38:25 AM

fzabkar said:
Go to Disk Management, delete the partition and recreate it as NTFS.

Alternatively, delete the partition and then use a third party tool to repartition and reformat as FAT32.


Do I loose all the files I have in there?

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July 8, 2014 4:27:10 PM

Formatting and partitioning are data destructive. You should not write anything to the drive that you are trying to recover (unless you have a good reason and an undo strategy).
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November 14, 2014 4:38:26 AM

Hi,

Here is the answer to your question, the tutorial is to recover unallocated memory of SD cards but in fact works with any kind of internal or external memory you want to reclaim.

You must be "very careful" when you do the process because you could erase all memory of the machine on which you're working.

I hope this is useful!

See the attached link:
http://www.howtogeek.com/170794/ask-htg-how-can-i-recla...
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December 27, 2014 10:13:15 AM

Go to my computer
Right click
Go to manage
then go to disk management

you will see your hard drive partition there, since your actual external HDD is 750GB, you will see 32GB partition and rest of partition as allocated drive , click left and then make it new simple volume. This worked on my computer, as I had the same problem

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March 18, 2015 5:24:57 AM

You made my day, Sir!! I followed your instrucion and i got back my 3TB external HDD in no time ! Thank you so much and have a good day!!
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August 5, 2015 7:02:53 AM

I found a simple solution. Go to Disk Management and right click on your C: drive and select Extend Volume. Go thru the wizard and it will say your only option is the Unallocated space. Just click Next on through and Finish. It will add the Unallocated space to your C: drive. No reboot needed.
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November 4, 2015 12:46:46 PM

fzabkar said:
Formatting and partitioning are data destructive. You should not write anything to the drive that you are trying to recover (unless you have a good reason and an undo strategy).


Just a slight correction in case someone is reading this page for insight. Partitioning does not have to be destructive, many programs will move and resize partitions and keep all of the existing data intact - so long as the partition that data resides in is not made smaller than the size of the data.
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December 13, 2015 8:21:51 PM

nagabathula1984 said:
Hello,

I have purchased recently Toshiba External Hard disk of 750GB capacity along with the New Toshiba Laptop. I have copied some data files and songs and movies, etc... in the external hard disk.
I tried to make recover data of my laptop, so I used this 750GB hard disk. Once I started to use this for recovery all the data in the Hard disk has been removed and now it is showing only 32GB capacity overall not 750GB..

How can I recover this external hard disk for 750GB again???????

Please help me with some solution or send me some link so that I can use it to recover my 750GB hard disk capacity back.


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February 20, 2016 11:17:57 AM

Try backing up the drive, and then reformatting it with sdformatter, but under options select change volume size or change volume size or something of the nature
Fat 32 only supports drives upto 32gb, hence the name FAT32

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February 20, 2016 3:44:08 PM

TeckyTime said:
Try backing up the drive, and then reformatting it with sdformatter, but under options select change volume size or change volume size or something of the nature
Fat 32 only supports drives upto 32gb, hence the name FAT32



FAT32 supports up to 2 TB with 512 byte sectors and 16TB with 4096-byte sectors. The 32 is because the cluster values are 32-bit numbers. Further, the only reason FAT32 is limited to 2TB/16TB is because the boot sector uses a 32-bit number for the cluster count.

My Toshiba 3TB and 2TB drives exhibited the same problem and all I had to do was use the Disk Manager to allocate all the unused space to the existing active partition.

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May 14, 2016 12:29:25 AM

ref68 said:
fzabkar said:
Go to Disk Management, delete the partition and recreate it as NTFS.

Alternatively, delete the partition and then use a third party tool to repartition and reformat as FAT32.


Do I loose all the files I have in there?



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June 12, 2016 10:33:56 AM

I did the same thing. Create NTFS now. How i repartition and reformat as FAT32? And what is third party tool?
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