Merge Partitions

Imagine that you have a hard drive that is divided into several parts. Let’s say: C for the operating system, D is empty for further use, E for your entertainment, and F for your travel photos. As time goes by, you find that partition E is running out of disks space. At this time, you may want to merge partition D with Partition E. How would you do this?
 
We will show you the best solution to merge partitions in this post. And we just take Windows 10 for example. Also works with other operating system such as Windows 7/8/8.1.
 

How to Merge Partitions for Reasonable Disk Usage

 
No matter what lead you to merge partition; you can complete this task easily by making use of professional partition software – MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is worth mentioning that even the free edition is capable of doing this job. Hence, you don’t need to hesitate downloading this software.
 

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One thing users should notice is that merge partitions function is only feasible for NTFS partition. So if the target partition is not formatted with NTFS, please use “Convert FAT to NTFS” function to convert FAT partition to NTFS first. Or you should transfer files to another location and then format partition with NTFS.
 
Here offers a display of how to merge partitions as below.
 

How to Merge Two Adjacent Partitions

 
After entering the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free, select the partition to be enlarged and choose Merge Partition from the left panel.
 
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Again you need to select the NTFS partition to be expanded and then a neighboring partition to be merged (if you are dealing with C drive, please note that it should be the one to be expanded instead of the one to be merged).
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Then, click “Finish” to go back to the main interface and finally hit the Apply button. Be aware that it is partition D included in partition E. and all data in partition D is saved in a new folder called “merged_partition_content”.
 

How to Merge Two Nonadjacent Partitions

 
If it is partition F you want to expand with Partition D (two nonadjacent partitions), you can turn to another useful feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard – Extend Partition. This will work for all partitions on the same drive. Select partition F as the target partition and choose Extend Partition from the menu. Then in the new appearing window, drop down the partition list to choose partition D as the location you want to take some free space from. Finally, don’t forget to hit Apply.
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That’s all for the demonstration about merging partitions to enlarge a partition with the help of our partition software. We believe that users can pick it up and perform it all by themselves easily. Hurry up to get one and merge partition in Windows 7/10 by yourself. We are sure this freeware will surprise you. To discover more useful functions, please go to https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/about-partition-wizard.html.
 

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