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Windows 7: Merging Partitions Help Please

21 Aug 2014   #11
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Sorry but I have been around for a couple of days... Thanks for the posts


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21 Aug 2014   #12
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Looks to me like the simplest thing to do is to move the stuff on D over to E, temporarily. It should fit easily if that pic is correct.

Then delete D. That will leave a bunch of "unallocated space".

Then extend K to the right to take up that unallocated space.

You should be able to extend K by right clicking it in Windows Disk Management and using menus.

I think you could futz around with Partition Magic and get it to extend without first moving stuff to E, but that would require you to ascend a learning curve and I doubt it would be quicker. Certainly not more intuitive.

If you have a bunch of installed programs on D, I assume you'd have to rename K to D when you finish in order for the programs to work.
I don't think it will all fit into 'E' as I add 'D' and 'E' up to be 1859.85 GB and 'E' is only about a 1.61 GB partition. I can save 'E' to an external drive, however.

Thanks for the reminder to rename 'K' to 'D'.
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21 Aug 2014   #13
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You extend a partition into unallocated space.
You merge when you want to combine 2 existing partitions into one, including all the data on both.
Merging is a more complicated, riskier process, which is why you only get that option in the paid version.

You don't need to merge partitions. You have the free space to move data and delete a partition, creating unallocated space that you can extend into. Much safer. And if you can do it in Disk Management it is even easier.

The procedure outlined by ignatzasonic would be the simplest for you.
Thanks for the clarification between 'extend' and 'merge.' Using Disk Management will be a lot cheaper, too.
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21 Aug 2014   #14
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
K is empty, so there's nothing to merge!

Just delete K and afterwards extend D to left side using Partition Wizard for example.

Or do I totally misunderstood the question(?)
You understand correctly. But to my understanding, Partition Wizard Free won't do that, I'd need the $40 Pro version, which I'd like to avoid.
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21 Aug 2014   #15
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan View Post
GDay Mate.(whatever GDay means..) EaseUS Partition Master.
www . easeus . com / partition-manager /
I use this one. This could do what you want.
Thanks, I'll check it out.
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21 Aug 2014   #16
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I'll try to get to this 'project' this weekend, hopefully. I haven't checked out the above link yet, but the Disk Management routine sure seems like a good way to do it.

Again, thanks for all the help! I'll keep you posted (no pun intended...).
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21 Aug 2014   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
I don't think it will all fit into 'E' as I add 'D' and 'E' up to be 1859.85 GB and 'E' is only about a 1.61 GB partition.

??

D has 861 occupied.

E has 1158 free.

The occupied on D should fit in the free space on E.
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22 Aug 2014   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
K is empty, so there's nothing to merge!

Just delete K and afterwards extend D to left side using Partition Wizard for example.

Or do I totally misunderstood the question(?)
You understand correctly. But to my understanding, Partition Wizard Free won't do that, I'd need the $40 Pro version, which I'd like to avoid.
PW can do it!
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22 Aug 2014   #19
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Agreed^
The free version of Partition Wizard will extend a partition to the left.
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23 Aug 2014   #20
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
I don't think it will all fit into 'E' as I add 'D' and 'E' up to be 1859.85 GB and 'E' is only about a 1.61 GB partition.

??

D has 861 occupied.

E has 1158 free.

The occupied on D should fit in the free space on E.
And that is exactly why I need all the help I can get! LOL
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