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Accessing all of replacement drive

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I am sure this is a very silly question, however, here it goes.

I purchased ATI to replace a HDD in a desktop workstation with 80GB with an HDD with 500GB. I backed up the original to an external drive, replaced the old drive with the unformated new drive, booted the computer from the ATI recovery disk, restored the the back up to the new drive.

All seems to work well, however, the new drive now shows (under My Computer) that it is an 80 GB drive.

What do I need to do so that I can access and save data the entire drive?

 

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Go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management.

Highlight (right click c:\) and extend. 

If you do automatic with your restore instead of manual it should do this automatically.

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Thank you very much!

I was actually able to figure that out through the power of the internet, but your response is much appreciated.

I am not sure why ATI didn't extend automatically other than user-error.

 

 

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You're welcome. Main thing is you got it working.