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How do I unpartition an external Hard Drive?


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anazopyreo

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My laptop had a major issue with the power jack and rather than spend lots of money to fix a cheap computer I decided to scrap it and pull the hard drive. I put the hard drive into an enclosure turning it into an external hard drive that connects via USB. I have pulled off all the stuff I want to save and put it safely on another drive.

Now to the issue...
The laptop came with a hard drive that was supposedly 80 gigs, for some reason the manufacturer turned it into two 33ish gig partitions eating up 15 or so gigs that I want.

So how can I unpartition my external hard drive?

Edited by anazopyreo, 12 September 2009 - 09:49 AM.

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fleamailman

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the harddrive is yours for the changing now, being from a laptop it will probably be in NTFS format where FAT32 is more universally read by other systems, so not only should you reformat it to one drive but also change the format, I use a gparted from a linux live CD for partitioning because its free in price and unfettered by license but windows probably has some alternative program that you can use
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Thanks, I found EASEUS partition Master. I'm running it now and it seems to be doing the trick.
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