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Missing Offline The Missing or Offline statuses show when a dynamic disk has failed, been removed, or turned off. If the disk is turned off, turn it back on, then reactivate the disk. If the disk no longer exists, then delete the disk from Disk Management. Failed The Failed status shows for a volume that cannot be started, such as when the disk is damaged or the file system is corrupt. Make sure the disk is on, then try reactivating the volume. If that doesn't work, then you likely have data loss. Adding Storage 0:00-1:04 Let's say that I have a single hard disk that is formatted as my C drive. Over time I've saved files and installed applications and now the hard drive is full. I've run out of storage space on my computer. Of course, one solution is to install a new a hard drive, format it, and assign it as the D drive. And this would work except now I need to remember which files are on my C drive and which files are on my D drive. And if I'd been shifting files back and forth I might not remember where all the files are located. But what if my C drive was full? That would mean that my system drive was full so there would be no space to install updates for Windows. And in addition to that, some of my applications require that they run on the system partition. In this case adding an extra hard drive doesn't help me because if I install those applications on the new hard drive they won't run without the system files. They have to be in the same partition as the system drive, but the system drive is full. In this video, we'll learn how to add space to an existing volume when it becomes full. Using a Mount Point 1:05-2:06 One solution to our problem is to use a mount point. With a mount point I install a new hard drive.Then, using the free space in that hard drive I create and format a partition, but I don't assign the drive letter to it. On my system drive I create a new empty folder on the file system. And then I map or mount a volume to this empty folder. Now all this space that's on this new hard disk appears as if it's part of this volume. So, now when I access the files on this drive all I have to do is browse the file system on my original drive to the folder I created as a mount point. When I open the folder I have access to the files that exist on this hard drive. In order to use a mount point there are some rules that you should follow. First, this folder needs to be empty. Second, this partition must be formatted with NTFS. Mount points work on either a basic or a dynamic disk. In fact one of the strengths of using a mount point is that we do not need to upgrade the basic disk to dynamic disk to create a mount point. Extending Volumes 2:07-3:01 Another solution for adding space to an existing volume is to extend the volume. Let's look at different ways to extend volumes.
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