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I pick up a larger 2tb HHD when I duplicate the current 1 tb drive i get a new c drive and a recovery of 925.51GB and a 6Gb sector in the middle with another 931.50 GB NTFS healthy sector free I've tried to combine them by expanding the first new sector C but nothing works how do I regain the unused space I don't want another partial drive I want to combine them to 925.51+931.50GB for 1857.01 or 1.8TB single drive anyone know how?

 

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I suspect the method you are using to "Duplicate" the original drive is the problem.  Many of the cloning software will compensate for what happened and allot all of the drive to the C:\ drive.

Acronis or if you have a WD or Seagate drive, there is a free version to clone the existing drive to the new drive.

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I'm using a Startech Satdupue it worked fine when I cloned from a 1tb to a 1tb when i had a bad spot problem and a failing HDD how do i compensate to get the whole drive incoperated in to the new C I'm copying from a1TB WD to 2TB Seagate is there a specific site to go to?

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Since you have a Seagate drive, here is the support site for the cloning software

http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/flash/laptop/Laptop.html

 Or here:

http://www.intowindows.com/download-acronis-true-image-for-free-only-to-seagate-western-digital-hdd-...

Works on desktops, too.

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the links you suggested would  work but because I'm using HHD's both manufactures they clash so the best solution I found was a program by Acronis (free download) which allowed me to clone the drive and then expand and absorb the unallocated space there are a couple of other that would also work like  EaseUS tks for your help.

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