Windows 10: 2GB external hdd backup is recognized as only 260mb drive...

  1.    07 Mar 2018 #1

    2GB external hdd backup is recognized as only 260mb drive...


    I have a 1.8 GB backup (G) hdd that is showing up in this computer as 260mb (see screen shot)
    When I opened it up in in Disk Management it diagrams the drive into 2 partitions

    The first partition is unlabeled and shows as 260mb and the second partition
    shows as 1863 GB.

    How can I restore this drive to be recognized by my laptop in its correct near 2GB size


    How can I get mylaptop to recognize the backup hdd as its true 1863 GB size???

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  2.    07 Mar 2018 #2

    Your Disk 2 has or had an OS, probably windows on it so EFI partitions was left over and now is useless. G: partition on same disk has gone to RAW state for some reason, do you have anything important on it ? If not you can just initialize/format it and merge with that EFI partition.
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  3.    07 Mar 2018 #3

    As the drive seem to function correctly and is recognized by disk management, in case you have any important data on it, you can probably recover it easily with a recovery software. If you don't have anything important then simply delete all partitions and re-partition your un-allocated space to a new partition.
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       08 Mar 2018 #4

    This thread is redundant in view of the other thread 2GB external HDD backup is recognized as only 259 mb by my laptop?? - Windows 10 Forums by the same OP which is progressing satisfactorily.
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