How can I get back the 120GB?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jimnye, Aug 22, 2006.

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  1. jimnye

    jimnye Registered Member

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    Thank goodness for Acronis TI9 and WD250GB external HDD. One too many power cut killed my 80GB C: drive last weekend, but a new 200GB replacement and TI9 and the WD Book saved the day. All my mission critical data of 25+GB was saved and faithfully restored. Hurray for Acronis!! (well someone has to pat them on the back in these pages!)

    One little problem, though, the new 200GB disk, since the restoration has become an 80GB disk. I formatted it using the Acronis rescue CD as an 90GB and a 110GB nfts disk. But when I went through the recovery process Acronis wanted to restore only to an un-partioned disk and seemed to remove the 'fence'. How can I get back the 120GB? As it is now only 76.3GB
    (I guess the odd 3.7 has been gobbled up by the secure zone) I am sure it is my error but what?

    Jim
     
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    You need a partitioning software
    using that You can resize Your current partition
    so that it (the partition) uses all unallocated space

    - Acronis Disk Director
    - Partition Magic
    - GParted (OpenSource)
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

    have no experience with the last one,
    but Disk Director 9 works great !!

    but if Your TI backup is still valid/working
    You can easily try to mess around with GParted :)

    here is the "resizing" dialog you would have to use...
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/screens/gparted_5_big.jpg
    and here some other screenshots...
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php


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    Xpilot Registered Member

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    Create a Secure Zone using the Acronis wizard. Use up all the unallocated space. Using the same wizard delete the secure zone. In this process you will be able to allocate the space freed up to you existing partition/s
    Job done.
     
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    jimnye Registered Member

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    Thanks guys. I also asked Acronis and they suggested:Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    When restoring backup archive onto bigger HDD you can resize a partition.

    Using this feature, you can redistribute the disk space between partitions being restored.

    So, you may create new partition on unallocated space using Windows Disk Management utility (Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management) or restore archive once again and change partitions size.

    You may learn more about how to proceed it from the free downloadable User Guide: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/docs/

    We are always at your service should you have any further questions.
    Not having much time to mess around I followed the Windows Utility route and all is fine.
    Thanks once again

    jim
     
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