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Windows showing drive as unallocated after file transfer using Ubuntu

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I had a 1TB hard drive and I wanted to transfer all of the files to my new 2TB hard drive. I only had two SATA cables so I unplugged one of it from my SSD and plugged it into the new hard drive. I then plugged a flash drive with Ubuntu to live boot it and decided to transfer all the files from my old hard drive. When it was done, I plugged the SATA cable back to my SSD and plugged the other one to my new hard drive. I booted into Windows and it showed the disk as unallocated. 


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43 minutes ago, silverhelmet61 said:

So, I had a 1TB hard drive and I wanted to transfer all of the files to my new 2TB hard drive. I only had two SATA cables so I unplugged one of it from my SSD and plugged it into the new hard drive. I then plugged a flash drive with Ubuntu to live boot it and decided to transfer all the files from my old hard drive. When it was done, I plugged the SATA cable back to my SSD and plugged the other one to my new hard drive. I booted into Windows and it showed the disk as unallocated. 

How did you format the new 2TB HDD? By default, Windows cannot read ext3/4 formatted HDDs, so if you'd want to format the HDD as NTFS or exFAT.


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9 hours ago, kirashi said:

How did you format the new 2TB HDD? By default, Windows cannot read ext3/4 formatted HDDs, so if you'd want to format the HDD as NTFS or exFAT.

I formatted my new hard drive as NTFS within Ubuntu


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9 hours ago, silverhelmet61 said:

I formatted my new hard drive as NTFS within Ubuntu

Hmmm then that's really strange, since Windows should be able to read it. Something's not right with either a) the Windows install or more likely b) the way it was formatted... :S hard to say without seeing an fdisk -l command output.


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