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Merging Partitions in windows 10


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#1 RossDG

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:43 AM

Hi Guys I am having some trouble merging partitions in windows 10. I want to merge C:// with the unallocated space - see screenshot below.

 

 

https://imgur.com/a/7hQrx

 

from what I understand the unallocated space needs to be right next to C: in order for me to do that but I am not sure how to do that. Here are my system specs:

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:52 AM

Warning: you should backup your data before doing any partition movements, either file backup or preferably a complete disk image to an external drive. There is always a chance things go bad when moving partitions.

 

Download Minitools Partition Wizard. All steps are virtual and will not complete until Apply is clicked. This lets you back out if a mistake is made.

 

Run Minitools after install. Left click the 900MB partition. Select Move/Resize. Left click the partition bar itself and drag the partition fully to the right. Left click the C: partition. Select Move/Resize. Left click the right arrow of the partition bar and drag fully to the right. Click Apply. The operation can take some time because you are moving data.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:56 AM

Not that I don't agree with John with regard to it being essential to make a full system image backup, but I will note it has been a very long time since I've had anything blow up when doing partition management with tools such as the one he's suggested.

 

Easus Partition Manager is another tool for easy partition management, but I love Partition Wizard, too, and have used it.


Edited by britechguy, 02 September 2017 - 10:57 AM.

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#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

Brian is correct, of all the partition movements I have done none have gone bad but there is always a first time. 



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

Thanks for the assistance guys, managed to get it done using EasUS partition software. Didn't do a backup since it's a new computer and I don't have anything to lose, however no data was lost anyway.






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