Unallocated space on External Hard Drive

  Seamus McGill 23:05 26 Oct 2019

Recently my son was setting up a flash drive for a clean install of Windows on his computer. Some how it went on to an external hard drive which we use for mostly videos and photographs. It created a new partition leaving all the original files in an unallocated section of the drive. I have looked at the drive and can see the unallocated space with all the files still there. How do we bring back the unallocated space? The Windows boot partition is not required. I am writing this on my MacBook and have the drive attached to my Windows Laptop. Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:10 27 Oct 2019
  1. if you can copy all the files to the MAc before trying anything else.

  2. with the drive attached to the windows pc have you tried using disk management to assign a letter to the unallocated space

  Secret-Squirrel 09:33 28 Oct 2019

I have looked at the drive and can see the unallocated space **with all the files still there**.

Unallocated space doesn't contain any files so please clarify what you mean by that statement.

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