Windows 10: Format mbr external drive to gpt Solved

  1. Posts : 46
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       18 Dec 2017 #1

    Format mbr external drive to gpt

    I was recently instructed how to format a GPT external drive to MBR.It was 4 terabytes and now is only 2 terabytes.I understand why because it was explained on this site.What I would like to know is can I format it back to MBR so I can get
    the 4 terabytes back.Hope I explained that right,thank-you Tony.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       18 Dec 2017 #2

    Hello Tony, :)

    The tutorial below can provide different ways on how to convert the MBR disk back to GPT without data loss.

    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk in Windows 10 Hardware Drivers Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 46
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    Thread Starter
       18 Dec 2017 #3

    I will give it a try and thank-you so much for the quick response.Tried it and seemed to work fine but I did not get the space back.I am not to bright,it did work ok,just had to extend the volume in disk management.Got my 4 terabytes back and thank-you.
    Last edited by eore; 18 Dec 2017 at 16:54.
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  4.    18 Dec 2017 #4

    Have you went into disk management and checked to see if the entire Hard disk is allocated? If all 4 tb isn't showing, then the rest of the disk hasn't been allocated and formatted.
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       18 Dec 2017 #5
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  6. Posts : 46
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       18 Dec 2017 #6

    Thanx for all the help,did extend the volume and got the 4 tb back.
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