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Dota 2 installation "thing?"
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Okay So I was looking all over the internet to download and play this game. Someone told me it was confusing and challenging so I said "Challenge accepted" lol So I install steam and download the game. But I don't know what the heck happen. The game was installed twice O_o once on my main hard drive and this huge file was put on a partition of my HDD. I deleted it and thought that i'd just get rid of the partition but it won't let me. I can "unnalocate" (not sure if that's the right word) but I can do that to the drive but I can't extend my main HDD so now there is just this empty space :'3
I heard that it's because something is between them but I can't move or delete the thing between them >_< here is a picture. The thing between is just labeled "healthy (recovery)" and it's like 350Mbs

I don't thnk the game had anything to do with it because I can play the game perfectly it's just this weird empty space thing that's bothering me now >_<
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Yeah I don't know man, very odd if this partition just showed up and wasn't there before. And I have no idea why steam would put another copy of the game on a partition like that without being instructed too. Maybe try using something like Partition Wizard? (its freeware)

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SOLUTION FOUND :3
okay so it wasn't the game that did it. It was because I upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1 that created the partition and this all happened while steam was installing the game >_<
This is how I fixed it sooooo for anyone that has this problem. Maybe a MOD can change the title and lock the thread away as help for other who have this problem

Please perform the following steps:
1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:
Select disk 0
Finish by Enter key.
6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:
Select partition x
Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.
8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.
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