Windows 10: Macrium Reflect how to reverse its partitioning? Solved

  1.    05 Feb 2018 #1

    Macrium Reflect how to reverse its partitioning?


    I have two identical USB drives: WD-Elements-(A) & WD-Elements-(B) each having a nominal capacity of 2 TB. Some time ago, whilst experimenting with the free Macrium Reflect, I created an image of my PC onto WD-Elements-(B) leaving me with just 359 GB of accessible data space on that drive.
    How do I now reverse that partitioning so that I can use the whole of the disk space for data? Only the 359GB partition is accessed when I attempt to format the volume.
    The partitions on the two drives are shown as:
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    Last edited by MikeinGrange; 05 Feb 2018 at 12:11.
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  2.    05 Feb 2018 #2

    You can recover the unused 931.47GB by using a partitioning program such as the free version of "Mini Tool Partition Wizard". Macrium is supposed to be able to do it too but I never figured out how to do it. I've went to higher capacity drives and used the noted program on several (SSD) drives.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best partition magic alternative for Windows PC and Server
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  3.    05 Feb 2018 #3

    You need to delete the last two partitions one is a logical one then you can grow the other partition
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  4.    05 Feb 2018 #4

    MikeinGrange said: View Post
    ..., I created an image of my PC onto WD-Elements-(B) leaving me with just 359 GB of accessible data space on that drive...
    If (B) is the upper of the 2 disks displayed, I suspect you made a clone rather than an image. If you mean you just want to clear out that drive to use it all (creating a single volume on it) then yeah, MiniTool that fireberd referred you too will make short work of that.

    Is it something other than what I described that you want to do? Did I misunderstand and you are booting from and using the upper disk as your system disk? I see a 359 GB used on that disk but no 359 GB remaining of any status anywhere.
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  5.    06 Feb 2018 #5

    Many thanks to fireberd, Samurai and Word Man for your responses. Mini Tool Partition Wizard did the job, and I have now merged the partitions.
    Quite right, it was a clone that I had created earlier, not an image. I had forgotten the type of experiment that I had been doing many months ago.
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  6.    06 Feb 2018 #6

    Great that you got it sorted, Mike!
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