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Windows 7: Merging unlocated space on hard disk

07 Apr 2010   #1
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Merging unlocated space on hard disk

Hello,

I have ended up with two unlocated bits of spaces on my hard drive. There are 4 partitions on the hard disk now. I want to merge the two to make a single partition. How can I do that?

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07 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You may be able to create a new Spanned volume using Disk Management, but you're probably better off moving the partitions.

I recommend using the free program Partition Wizard, and moving the D volume to the right. Then create a new volume in that space.
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07 Apr 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seems to me that moving around partitions or creating spanned volumes to simply get 43MB of disk space usable is quite a bit of extra work for that little disk space.
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07 Apr 2010   #4
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I recommend using the free program Partition Wizard, and moving the D volume to the right. Then create a new volume in that space.
I will just do that now. Thank you for so quick reply!
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07 Apr 2010   #5
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Seems to me that moving around partitions or creating spanned volumes to simply get 43MB of disk space usable is quite a bit of extra work for that little disk space.
You probably are right. But that space doesn't look right there! :S

I'll give try that software. If it works great, otherwise - as you have suggested - it shouldn't be a problem really.

Thanks
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07 Apr 2010   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
You may be able to create a new Spanned volume using Disk Management, but you're probably better off moving the partitions.

I recommend using the free program Partition Wizard, and moving the D volume to the right. Then create a new volume in that space.
I also recommend Partition Wizard but I would move the D drive to the Left next to C just to keep the drive letters in order. Then you can create a new partition to the Right of D. Or you can expand D in both directions to absolve both free spaces. Partition Wizard does a great job.

Jim
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07 Apr 2010   #7
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ah the problem is sorted now. Thanks a lot Jonathan, pparks and Jim!
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07 Apr 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great, thanks for posting back. Glad we could help you out.

Let us know if you need anything else.
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07 Apr 2010   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Glad to help. That Partition Wizard is a sweet program.

Jim
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