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Can't merge partition back to C/drive


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#1 Plumber

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:08 PM

Awhile back I created a partition to install 10.Somehow I screwed it up and created 10gig instead of 100gig.I believe it was Aura that told me to merge it back in disk management,worked fine.So I created another partition,the right size of course and installed 10.Used it for about a week but wasn't really impressed so I reformatted the partition and got rid of 10.Went to merge it back but this time the option is greyed out.Have a feeling it's because I formatted the partition.Could someone please give me some

advice,thank-you.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:18 PM

Hi Plumber :)

Are you able to provide me a screenshot of your Windows Disk Management console so I can see how your drives and partitions looks like?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:53 PM

You are trying to expand the C: drive space with the space from the partition A:, right? Right-click on the partition A:, then select Delete volume. Once done, the Expand option when you right-click on the C: drive will be available.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:13 PM

Thanks again Aura,can't believe how easy that was.Learning something new all the time.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:28 PM

No problem Plumber, you're welcome :)

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 09:50 PM

Sometimes Disk Management's Extend Volume is greyed out that you cannot use it. So I suggest you to use some other software to merge partitions. Third party software is easy-to-use than Disk Management, and the operations is simpler.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 05:19 AM

This is because you cannot expand a partition in Disk Management from the left, only the right. And if the partitions aren't side by side, the one on the left cannot take the space from the right one (like if there's another one in-between). I only use a third-party partition manager in situation like these, otherwise the Windows Disk Management utility does the job pretty well :)

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:19 AM

I tell you what,the advice Aura gave me worked like a charm.2 clicks and 10 seconds,can't get much easier than that.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:36 AM

Glad to see that you got it sorted out easily too :)

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