How to Fix Cloned Hard Drive Shows Wrong Size

I just bought a WD 1 TB HDD to replace my 250 GB HDD and used free cloning software to clone data to the new HDD. When I go into the computer after clinging, it is still showing up as 8 GB free of 232 GB. What can I do to fix this right now?

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Melissa Lee· Answered on Jan 18, 2023

Here's the thing, if the cloning image sets a lower storage limit than your disk has, this issue may appear. No worries, you can use the Windows built-in Disk Management tool to solve it.

Disk Management allows you to create, erase, and modify the size of the partitions on your disk. But keep in mind that this method will not help if your disk uses the MBR scheme and has a capacity greater than 2TB.

Now, follow the steps below to fix this issue:

1. Right-click on the Windows icon on the taskbar. Click on the Disk Management option to open it.

2. Now you will be able to see the storage devices connected to your computer. Right-click on the local disk (C :) and select the Extend Volume option...

3. When the Extend Volume Wizard window appears, you can adjust the size so that it uses all the unallocated space. Then, click on Next.

After that, your computer should show you the right size.

Related article: Fixes for (External) Hard Drive Shows Wrong Capacity

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