Some months ago I purchased a 120 Gb External Disk, mainly for doing back-ups. Unfortunately I was playing around with some freebie backup software from the magazine and I accidently partitioned my external disk.
Now when I switch on my external disk, I see drive E: 60Gb and unallocated 60Gb (approx). So the unallocated portion has now become unavailable to me.
I would be most grateful if anyone could suggest a way in which I can make Drive E: have all its 120Gb available to me and not just half of it please. I use Vista 32 bit for the Operating system.
Thanks 'recap' for your helpful response. If I do this, will this then become a new drive? So would my external disk then be, for example, Drive E: for half of it and then the previously unallocated half become Drive F: ?
Or is it possible that the whole of the 120Gb on my Drive E: could then be available as solely Drive E: ?
Many thanks recap and Diemmess. Your answers led me to solve it but by a different route....
In Vista, I did go as you said, to the unallocated partition via control panel/admin tools/computer management/disk management. Then I right clicked on the unallocated part and it wouldn't let me format it. Then I right clicked the drive E: portion and there was an option "Extend volume". I selected it, followed a short wizard and it put all the unallocated part into Drive E. Yipee a great result!!!! I've had that problem for over a year now, so I'm pleased.
Looking at Partition Magic, I'm not sure that there is a version for Vista? But fortunately I didn't need it.