From 250GB SSD to 500GB SSD (internal) How to transfer data?

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  1. Posts : 2,487
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       #31

    Can you see ALL of that new 500 GB drive??

    C partition should be 450 GB or more, I'd guess.

    It's be a good idea for you to continue to make periodic full images of the new drive.
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  2. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
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       #32

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Can you see ALL of that new 500 GB drive??

    C partition should be 450 GB or more, I'd guess.

    It's be a good idea for you to continue to make periodic full images of the new drive.
    I can't see any of it. When I go to file explorer, my C: drive says it has capacity of 250GB and its full. I know the mirror image said that, but I'd think it should change. I will re-install it, now that Windows is on it. Good idea?
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  3. Posts : 2,487
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       #33

    therealsimpsons said:
    I can't see any of it. When I go to file explorer, my C: drive says it has capacity of 250GB and its full. I know the mirror image said that, but I'd think it should change. I will re-install it, now that Windows is on it. Good idea?
    Hold it.

    Don't "reinstall" anything.

    Look at Windows Disk Management.

    Does it show a bunch of "unallocated space" on the new 500 GB drive?

    If so, you can fix that easily.

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management if possible.
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  4. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Here is a screen shot.
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  5. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #35

    OK; as expected.

    IF, I say IF, there was no intervening partition between C and the unallocated space, you could add the unallocated space to C right there in Windows Disk Management.

    But, the 472 mb recovery partition intervenes.

    So you need a third party tool. Windows Disk Management has limited capabilities.

    Use Minitool Partition Wizard.

    Free tool..

    MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best partition magic alternative for Windows PC and Server

    Great tool to have for many partition purposes.

    Install it. Run it.

    It will show you a picture of your drive. Use menus to add that unallocated space to C.

    It's quite intuitive. NOTHING will happen until you poke something like "apply" in the upper left. Till then, it just previews.
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  6. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #36

    You need to move the 472MB partition to the end of the drive (232.88GB unallocated space).
    Then you expand the 232.42GB C: drive to encompass the unallocated space.

    With Minitool, until you apply the changes, nothing actually happens so if you think you've done something wrong, just cancel and start over.
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  7. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #37

    I'm lost..help!
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  8. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #38

    Been a while since I used it.

    I'd try right clicking either C or that unallocated space and see what choices are available. Look for maybe "extend" or "merge".

    Nothing happens until you hit apply upper left.

    Probably doable from a menu as well.

    You could move that 472 mb partition to the end if you want, but I don't think you have to.
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  9. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
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       #39

    Yay! Looks like this now! Thank you so much!!
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  10. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #40

    What happened to the 472MB Recovery partition? Looks like you just deleted it can cause some problems.
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