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#195505 22-Apr-2016 03:22
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So i added a new drive to my storage space in windows 10, and suddenly it now says "Not formatted, format storage space".

 

I have 7 drives in this storage space, all say they are 50-66% used, but the storage space isnt available.

 

I dont want to click format, it has about 8TB of data on it (which I don't have a backup of, cos who can backup 8TB of stuff... Its mostly all my blurays/dvds/cds and ISOs of software, stuff that would be a PITA to replace).

 

Anyone know how to recover this storage space?  The data is still there, the drives say 50-66% used, theres just no repair option or anything.  I tried optimizing after adding the last drive, which moved some data around and put data on that new drive, but still not available anymore.


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  #1537954 22-Apr-2016 10:26
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managed to fix it with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.

 

That really saved my bacon, I was a little worried and my heart skipped a few beats while it was "executing" :)


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  #1538023 22-Apr-2016 11:38
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Great tool, eh.


 
 
 
 


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  #1538051 22-Apr-2016 12:46
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reven:

 

managed to fix it with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.

 

That really saved my bacon, I was a little worried and my heart skipped a few beats while it was "executing" :)

 

 

Can you explain what steps you took to fix it?

 

I was going to say forget your data and backup important stuff next time. THe latter still applies.





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  #1538055 22-Apr-2016 12:50
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joker97:

 

reven:

 

managed to fix it with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.

 

That really saved my bacon, I was a little worried and my heart skipped a few beats while it was "executing" :)

 

 

Can you explain what steps you took to fix it?

 

I was going to say forget your data and backup important stuff next time. THe latter still applies.

 

 

important stuff is all backed up, well on dropbox/onedrive (yes I know its not a proper backup solution, ill get CrashPlan or something one day).   Everything else is mostly rips and saved ISOs that take a long time to redo, but are possible.

 

 

 

I just clicked repair partition table and that fixed it.


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  #1538065 22-Apr-2016 12:54
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Hardly instills confidence that the built-in tools put it in such a state.




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  #1538066 22-Apr-2016 12:55
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networkn:

 

Hardly instills confidence that the built-in tools put it in such a state.

 

 

yeah my thoughts exactly.   googling couldnt find any solution/discussion about it, so maybe it was a fluke thing, well hoping anyway.


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  #1538084 22-Apr-2016 13:22
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Fluke or not that's extremely handy information!




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  #1538088 22-Apr-2016 13:24
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networkn:

Hardly instills confidence that the built-in tools put it in such a state.



Is "storage space" a Windows 10 "feature"?




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  #1538099 22-Apr-2016 13:34
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Learnt something new about my OS!
And also learnt not to use the "feature".




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  #1538108 22-Apr-2016 13:48
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the fact that it was very easy to repair and it seems most partition fixing tools work (thought I would need a special one as a normal one would just try and repair the partition table for a single drive) does make it trust it more.  the fact it broke, made me trust it less.  

 

Drobo is at the bottom of my trust list, ReadyNAS is good, but can be difficult to expand if you have to replace a lot of drives (I had 6x2TB and wanted to slowly replace them with 4TBs, but meant I had to start again because the volume was too small).  On the windows storage pool I made the volume 50TB in size to avoid that problem, and I can add about 10 drives too it (more if I buy another PCIe sata card...., but case tops out around 12 3.5 drives (but thats a lot of drives for a home server :))


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  #1541472 25-Apr-2016 09:16
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joker97: Learnt something new about my OS!
And also learnt not to use the "feature".

 

 

 

It's basically software JBOD 


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