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Windows 7: 2 hard drive partitions I wish to combine into 1

26 Jul 2013   #1
lvr181

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
2 hard drive partitions I wish to combine into 1

My hard drive currently has a C drive and a new volume D plus a new volume E partition.

How do I combine C and D into one partition and keep new volume E (or whatever it now becomes renamed)? D: would add another 97GB to drive C:.

My current C: drive is only 60GB and is running out of space! Too many programs I suspect. Just about all data has been removed to a separate stand alone drive.

Can I use the Disk Management System to combine the C and D partitions? If so, can someone explain in simple monosyllable words how to do it, for this newbie?

Thanks.


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26 Jul 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Google "mini tool partition wizard", d/l and install. You can even make a bootable cd version.
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26 Jul 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Disk Management should handle this too.

From: How to merge partitions in Windows 7 ?
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Im assuming D is just a data partition and doesnt contain the page file, boot files or a second operating system. If so, merge the partitions by removing D and extending C, as follows:
1. Back up to an external device any important data on D and, optionally, move the same important data from D to C.
2. Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the graphic of the D partition and select Delete. The partition returns to Unallocated for a Primary Partition or Free Space if its a Logical Drive within an Extended Partition. Delete the partition if it is an Extended partition.
3. Now right-click the graphic of the C partition and select Extend.
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27 Jul 2013   #4
lvr181

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Disk Management should handle this too.

From: How to merge partitions in Windows 7 ?
Quote:
Im assuming D is just a data partition and doesnt contain the page file, boot files or a second operating system. If so, merge the partitions by removing D and extending C, as follows:
1. Back up to an external device any important data on D and, optionally, move the same important data from D to C.
2. Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the graphic of the D partition and select Delete. The partition returns to Unallocated for a Primary Partition or Free Space if its a Logical Drive within an Extended Partition. Delete the partition if it is an Extended partition.
3. Now right-click the graphic of the C partition and select Extend.
Thanks, that worked for me.
Your advice much appreciated
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27 Jul 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're welcome. Thanks for letting me know.
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30 Jan 2016   #6
James Tobin

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
same problem

I have the same problem i have good data on C drive and nothing on D and both are 500 gb and i want D to merge to C. so i deleted the D volume but the "shrink" opton is not available to C:\.
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30 Jan 2016   #7
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

You now need to EXTEND "C" into "D".
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31 Jan 2016   #8
James Tobin

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

The "extend" option does not exist. It is visible but grayed out.
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31 Jan 2016   #9
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Deleting "D" drive would have made it "Unallocated"
To Extend "C" into "D" both drives need to be of the same format ie NTFS or Fat32 etc.
"C" also needs to be a "Logical Drive"
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31 Jan 2016   #10
James Tobin

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

i don't know what you mean by logical drive but both are ntfs it's just that there is a partition in the way and i can delete the D partition
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