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Help recovering missing space on external USB hard drive after deleting encrypted kali linux partition that multibooted with windows 10 on internal drive. Software I have tried: AOMEI DDM Pro Edition AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 6.5 DiskInternals Partition Recovery EaseUS Partition Master 12.5 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Hard Disk Manager™ 16 Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition MiniTool Partition Wizard MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.5 Recuva testdisk-7.1-WIP.win64 Results

  • Why are you using data recovery tools? You delete partitions with disk management in Windows or diskpart at the command prompt. If you have further questions about that post what you tried and the results. Or are you trying to recover data? Because your question definitely doesn’t say that. – Appleoddity Nov 1 '17 at 3:38
  • Frustrated so probably not being clearer. Just the facts and what I hope to accomplish. – Shane Yergo Nov 2 '17 at 6:47
  • I successfully installed kali-linux-kde-2017.1-amd64 with encryption on my external USB drive F: multi booting Win 10 on internal C:. I forgot my passphrase so I stupidly just deleted Kali partitions in disk management. Its been downhill from there. Had boot problems I fixed. Missing space on F: and a small unknown partition from E drive I believe part of encryption setup I tried to remove I somehow ended up with Dynamic disk. (Have no clue how) So I thought if I recovered partitions I could fix things. – Shane Yergo Nov 2 '17 at 7:08
  • Honestly not sure where to go to from here. I can't seem to recover missing space on External USB F: (there's is no data on drive i want) or return drive E: back to Basic. – Shane Yergo Nov 2 '17 at 7:13
  • Your last comment finally clarified the situation. If there is nothing on the drive you want, specify that in your question. Please edit your post and be more specific because it sounds like you are trying to recover data or something. Clearing the drive is not a difficult process. Sounds like you have gone way off track. Everything can be done in disk management in Windows. Delete all the volumes and convert it back to basic. technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755238(v=ws.11).aspx – Appleoddity Nov 2 '17 at 12:15

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