Windows 10: I'm not given the option to extend my volume! Solved


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows Ten Professional
       03 Nov 2015 #1

    I'm not given the option to extend my volume!


    Okay, so I have a 3TB Seagate BUP BK External Harddrive, I recently partitioned it for some Ubuntu action. Problem is, I got rid of all the Ubuntu leftovers and now i'm not able to reunite the two parts on my HDD.

    However, I can do whatever the hell I want with the other two terabytes. I can partition, extend, and manipulate it however I want.

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  2.    03 Nov 2015 #2

    When that happens it means there are some Ubuntu partitions left. Delete the Ubuntu drive, then extends your main drive.
    Last edited by AbAppletic; 03 Nov 2015 at 08:42. Reason: Typo xD
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  3.    03 Nov 2015 #3

    Looks like you still have a drive letter F: assigned. First, I would use MiniTool Partition Wizard - much better than Windows disk management:

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

    Remove any left over drive letters from the "unallocated space", make sure there isn't really a partition there that windows can't see, like an ext type file system, then you should be able to extend your existing partition.
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows Ten Professional
    Thread Starter
       03 Nov 2015 #4

    Instant confusion.


    So, I'm slightly more computer literate than the average Joe, but i'm more of an 'Open up a computer and replace everything' kinda guy. So, if you wouldn't mind explaining this, that'd be great. (Ugh, i'm so stupid.)

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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Nov 2015 #5

    Your HD was initialized with MBR partition scheme and only support partition ~2TB Max. You need to convert it as GPT disk.Click image for larger version. 

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  6. Posts : 18
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    Thread Starter
       03 Nov 2015 #6

    Sorry to be a nuisance.


    Okay, you will have to dumb things down for me. Like I said, I'm only *slightly* more computer literate than the average person.
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows Ten Professional
    Thread Starter
       03 Nov 2015 #7

    Nevermind!


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    I got it.
    Ugh, kill me now. I owe it to you guys who helped.
    Fixed!

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  8.    03 Nov 2015 #8

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Your HD was initialized with MBR partition scheme and only support partition ~2TB Max. You need to convert it as GPT disk.
    Oh, wow, great catch!
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