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Combine Two Partitions In Windows 8


#1
Hello Everyone Its Win8pctech Today i m telling you about how to combine two partitions in windows 8..

First Of all You Need To Open Control Panel Then Go to System Security-Administrative Tools Then Computer Management

In Second Step You need To Open Storage And Then Disk Management

In Third Step . Now you need a partition which will be added to the targeted one (E: drive will be added to D:). The drive which will be added to another, should be back-up before this major change on disk partitions.

So be Sure that You Done Backup Files Then Delete the Partition

Then After Getting a Free Space Partition,Move To partition (D Drive) Which Will Be Extended and right-click on it. Select the Extend Volume and go Next.

Select Next From the Bottom Side

And Then It will take a Few Minutes To Merge Two partition Into Single Drive


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Does This Post= Helpful Yes or No??
No. In fact, i'd call it borderline harmful and misleading. And I will tell you why.

1) You can skip the first two steps simply by opening the start screen and typing "Disk management"

2) You aren't combining two partitions, you're deleting one partition and extending the other partition to fill the deleted space. Combining would indicate you are taking both partitions (including their content) and making it a single partition. Likewise, your comment about "merging" two partitions isn't true either.

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

4) You neglected to mention that both partitions have to be on the same hard drive, and they need to be right next to each other physically on disk for your method to work. Anyone following your advice may end up in a tough spot if these conditions are not true. A real combining of partitions doesn't need them to be next to each other, and they don't necessarily have to be on the same drive either (depending on how you do it).

5) If you're going to post unsolicited tutorials, you're posting to the wrong forum, and they should be accurate.
 
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#3
Or , if you can afford $20-00 , Paragon Partition Manager Home 12 will merge partitions next to each other without data loss.
 

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I thought Storage Manager could combine several drives to make one huge storage space- But I thought they all had to be blank? Maybe this is what he meant, merging two partitions from two separate drives into one.
 

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Storage Manage can combine several partitions. But that's not what he's describing. He's describing deleting a partition and then extending another partition to fill its space.

There are many other options as well, such as mounting a partition within a folder on another partition, spanning partitions, striping partitions, etc..
 

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Windows 8 Storage Spaces can combine multiple disks into one single volume.
 
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Before using any such product you should have a backup of all important files on all partitions. Usually the procedure proceeds without incident, but sometimes not - with potentially disastrous consequences. Of course you should have a backup of important files anyway. Not having one is asking for trouble.
 

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Before using any such product you should have a backup of all important files on all partitions. Usually the procedure proceeds without incident, but sometimes not - with potentially disastrous consequences. Of course you should have a backup of important files anyway. Not having one is asking for trouble.

:ditto:
 

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Sorry my mission was not to hurt you guys i will never post again lyke this :-(
 

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Sorry my mission was not to hurt you guys i will never post again lyke this :-(
Hey man ! There's no problem ! You're more than welcome here !
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Sorry my mission was not to hurt you guys i will never post again lyke this :-(
I did not suggest that you shouldn't make posts like this. I said that you should make sure they're accurate, and you should post them to the correct forum.
 

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Sorry my mission was not to hurt you guys i will never post again lyke this :-(
Don't worry. There are always many different ways to get things done. The method you described apparently worked for you and that is fine. I would have done it differently but that does not mean that your approach is useless.
 

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Thanks For Your Support :p
 

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Mystere I hope I am not doing something wrong here. On my wife's computer I had created a drive of 50 gig. to hold some files. Now I am adding a ext. hard drive on her 3.0 usb port. I want to delete her created drive after I copy it to the ext. and I don't know or have not seen a good way to add that space back to C: drive.
I tried "Disk Management" at the start screen and it came back no apps found.
I am running windows 8 pro and hers is 8 basic.
new hp all in one desktops.
I believe her drive is M and on the hard drive which is 1 t byte.
thank you
Larry ex MN now in TX

Does This Post= Helpful Yes or No??
No. In fact, i'd call it borderline harmful and misleading. And I will tell you why.

1) You can skip the first two steps simply by opening the start screen and typing "Disk management"

2) You aren't combining two partitions, you're deleting one partition and extending the other partition to fill the deleted space. Combining would indicate you are taking both partitions (including their content) and making it a single partition. Likewise, your comment about "merging" two partitions isn't true either.

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

4) You neglected to mention that both partitions have to be on the same hard drive, and they need to be right next to each other physically on disk for your method to work. Anyone following your advice may end up in a tough spot if these conditions are not true. A real combining of partitions doesn't need them to be next to each other, and they don't necessarily have to be on the same drive either (depending on how you do it).

5) If you're going to post unsolicited tutorials, you're posting to the wrong forum, and they should be accurate.
 

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Mystere I hope I am not doing something wrong here. On my wife's computer I had created a drive of 50 gig. to hold some files. Now I am adding a ext. hard drive on her 3.0 usb port. I want to delete her created drive after I copy it to the ext. and I don't know or have not seen a good way to add that space back to C: drive.
I tried "Disk Management" at the start screen and it came back no apps found.
I am running windows 8 pro and hers is 8 basic.
new hp all in one desktops.
I believe her drive is M and on the hard drive which is 1 t byte.
thank you
First, you can reach Disk Management from the start screen by typing "Disk Management" and then you need to select the Settings category under the search box (it has an icon that looks like a cog), it will then show an entry that says "Create and format hard disk partitions"

Second, the C:\ drive (assuming it's your boot and system partition, which is typically the case) has some restrictions on resizing, but if your free space is directly behind your C:\ drive, then you should be able to extend the partition into it. You should see something that looks like this:

extend-volume.gif
 

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#17
Mystere thank you for the help. I did find the screens as mentioned. Should not have a problem. I will make an image of the drive before I start.
Larry
 

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#18
got the new ext. hard drive. created an image.
then re read your instructions several times.
deleted the partition, right clicked on the c: drive and extended it into the free space.
thank you again.
will keep for future ref.
Larry
 

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How if he used "Extend" on the partition from within ms partition manager.
 

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