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How do I merge separate partitions


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#1 barrythegreek

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

Hi, I have included a screen shot of my laptop drive. The C drive is nearly full but I have plenty of space on D . However when I shrink D the available space is after D. How can I extend C given this?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

If the D: drive is empty then the process is easy. Just remove it and extend the C: partition.

One way would be to backup the D: first then remove it and extend.

That seems to me to be the safest way, However there are also utilities like this example.

How to merge partitions for more space with partition software?

using EaseUS Partition Master. While EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition is the first free partition software which provides merge partition function for Windows home users to merge two partitions for free under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8.


Note: I've never tried EaseUS Partition Master.
, I have used their drive backup software in the past and it worked fine.
And I consider it risky as is any operation affecting the partions.
I recommend a Complete backup of the entire drive first as a precaution before any method.

Good Luck
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Edited by rotor123, 22 January 2013 - 11:20 AM.
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#3 barrythegreek

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Thanks rotor123, I've moved everything from D to an external drive then I select the C drive in disc management then right click the extend volume is greyed out. What am I doing wrong?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

In Disk management, right click on the D: and the remove it. Once the space is unallocated to a drive letter, Then you should be able to extend into it. It doesn't matter whether or not the D: is empty or full windows still looks at it as used space until it is removed.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

Thanks Roger, job done

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

I also try the way Roger told, luckily, it works. Thank for all your guys. :thumbup2:






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