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How to combine two partitions on the same hard drive

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update

    How to combine two partitions on the same hard drive


    Hi

    In this thread on the forums

    Combine Two Partitions In Windows 8

    if you look at the second post it states

    "3) You actually *CAN* combine partitions, and that is *NOT* the way to do it."

    That is what I want to do, can someone please point me to a tutorial or "how to"

    Thanks

    Daniel

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    You would need to be specific about what you are asking. Can you post a screenshot of disk management and which partitions you want to combine?

    Most 3rd party partition managers will do it, if the partitions are on the same HD and of the same type.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update


    Hi

    here is a screen shot, I want to merge New Volume E and New Volume R

    Thanks for your help

    Daniel
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Disks to merge.jpg  
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  4. #4


    You can't merge non-contiguous partitions, so from what I see, this is what you need to do.

    Delete E:
    Move all the other partitions to the left so the free space is to the right of R:
    Expand R: to encompass the free space.

    This is a good program to do this with: Free merge partitions into bigger one with merge partition manager software in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7/8.

    This is another that is Linux based: GParted -- A free application for graphically managing disk device partitions

    Before I would do this I would create image backups of anything I was not willing to lose.
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    It can be easily done with Partition Wizard. But one of the partitions has to be unallocated space first.

    How to extend partition easily with partition magic ? Partition Wizard video help.
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    @whs,

    I think only PW PRO will merge, not the free version as far as I know.Although the extend function can take unallocated space from anywhere it seems.


    @Daniel

    Aomei is the best freebie for that. It will merge adjacent partitions. It will also merge with a non adjacent unallocated space. It will do the data moving automatically. If you have a lot of stuff on the intervening partitions ( H and P ) then it is a long job.

    Click image for larger version


    Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It can be easily done with Partition Wizard. But one of the partitions has to be unallocated space first.

    How to extend partition easily with partition magic ? Partition Wizard video help.
    I agree MiniTool Partition Wizard has worked very well for me in the past and present. And it's free
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @whs,

    I think only PW PRO will merge, not the free version as far as I know.Although the extend function can take unallocated space from anywhere it seems.


    @Daniel

    Aomei is the best freebie for that. It will merge adjacent partitions. It will also merge with a non adjacent unallocated space. It will do the data moving automatically. If you have a lot of stuff on the intervening partitions ( H and P ) then it is a long job.

    Click image for larger version


    Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
    Hi

    thanks to everyone who helped, the AOMEI PA worked well, and I will certainly be using it again in the future.

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1


    Made an account just to thank this post, merged two partitions which were non-adjacent and it saved me a load of time!
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  10. #10


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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by zak325 View Post
    Made an account just to thank this post, merged two partitions which were non-adjacent and it saved me a load of time!
    I also signed up just so I could say thanks too - AOMEI did the job perfectly on my Dell.
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