Extended disk doesn’t show new partition size in Explorer

Extended a VMDK or VHD then extended the disk in Server 2008 Disk Management console but disk still shows old size in Windows Explorer.

Open a command prompt.

DISKPART

DISKPART> List Volume

Lists the volumes

DISKPART> select volume X (replace X with the number for the volume you have extended)

DISKPART> extend filesystem

DiskPart successfully extended the file system on the volume.

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart…

Disk should now show correct size in Windows Explorer.

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