1. Posts : 96
    win 7/10


    I resized my win10 500gb hdd --should I format the unallocated space now or when I go to use it?
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    Posts : 16,770
    Windows 11 Pro

    Doesn't really matter. Might want to do it now so that you will have time to troubleshoot it if something should happen to go wrong. If you don't want it to show up as an empty drive in file explorer you can format it, but not assign it a drive letter - or remove the drive letter after formatting.
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  3. Posts : 96
    win 7/10
    Thread Starter

    needed, help

    First let me say that everyone in this forum has been a GREAT help in solving the many questions that have come about since I have tried to format a large hdd
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