Restore to new higher capacity hard drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by hundley0476, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. hundley0476

    hundley0476 Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I purchased a new higher capacity hard drive for my laptop. I took a full disk image using True Image 9 of the old drive and stored the files on an external USB drive. I installed the new drive and want to restore the image files. The restore seems to work fine, but the resulting partition only has the maximum capacity of the old drive. So, there is a lot of unallocated space on the new drive. I want the restored partition to be larger than the original. Hopefully, I explained this right.
  2. MTX

    MTX Registered Member

    Dec 19, 2006
  3. dld

    dld Registered Member

    May 6, 2005
    - Use the Manage Acronis Secure Zone Wizard to create a small temporary Secure Zone (SZ) in the unallocated space on your drive.
    - Once the SZ has been created, use the Manage Acronis Secure Zone Wizard once more to remove the SZ and opt to assign the space it used to the main partition.
    - Reboot your system and you should now find you have eliminated the unallocated space.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello hundley0476,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    You can change the restored partition size during restoration process as described in chapter 6.3.8 in the Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User's Guide.

    The approach described by dlb also can be used to increase the partition size.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
  5. thomasjk

    thomasjk Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    Charlotte NC
    You could also follow Menorcaman's instructions Restoring to a larger hard drive.
    I used it for installing a new larger drive in my laptop.
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