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Solved How to combine two partitions on the same hard drive


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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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Hi

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

Thanks for your help

Daniel
 

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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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@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.

AOMEI-MERGE.jpg


Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
 

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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.

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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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