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Windows 7: Merging partions back together.


14 Nov 2009   #1

 
Merging partions back together.

i have no luck with this i have my 1 terabyte drive split into 3 partions i want to merge them back together. i have tried computer management partion magic nothing will work or the options arent there or highlighted i really need to fix this. thank you all.

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14 Nov 2009   #2

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What is on those 3 partitions? Windows and system on 1, and data on the other 2??

How big is each partition? How much occupied space on each partition?

Any unallocated (unpartitioned) space?

You can't willy nilly "merge" partitions, at least not with Windows own tools.

General technique:

Open disk management and look at the partitions, left to right. C for windows is probably on the left.


Do you have access to another drive, perhaps external, or to DVD disc backup and could you put stuff there?

Of the 3 partitions, assuming windows is on the left, can you move everything in the middle partition to either C or the far right partition, at least temporarily? The idea being to empty the middle partition.

Post a screen capture of disk management if you can.
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14 Nov 2009   #3

 
here is the pic the one i want to do is the top one.

here is the pic for you/.


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14 Nov 2009   #4

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Is this correct:

On disc 0, you want to combine Z, D, and the unallocated space into a single partition?

On disc 1, you want to do nothing at all and that is where your operating system lives?

If so, what personal data do you have on Z and D? How many total gigabytes occupied on Z? How many total gigabytes occupied on D?
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14 Nov 2009   #5

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I would recommend you to use Acronis Disk Director suite to merge the partiton.
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14 Nov 2009   #6

 

z 53.7 gigs being used on z and on e 58.9 and what about the 117 gigs of unallocated free space i want this to added.
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14 Nov 2009   #7

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Do you mean D has 58.9, rather than E? I don't see E in your picture.

Why can't you do this:

Move everything on D to Z.

Delete D in disk manager.

Expand Z in disk manager to contain all the space formerly occupied by D and the currently unallocated space of 117 gigs.

Z would then occupy the entire drive.
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14 Nov 2009   #8

 

it wont let me expand.
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14 Nov 2009   #9

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Can you move the stuff on D to Z?

Can you then delete D?

You CANNOT expand Z unless you delete D first.
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14 Nov 2009   #10

 

i will try it thanks for the help keep you posted/
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