Solved How do I merge partitions?

July 14, 2015 at 19:36:38
Specs: Windows 7
How do I merge partitions? I have 3 partitions, recently, I found that my C drive only has 45 GB, and my D drive is 176 GB, is it necessary to merge C drive and D drive? How to do it? Any suggestion would be thankful.

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July 14, 2015 at 22:26:21
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I'm assuming partition C is your system partition, and D is data partition. You'll need another (possibly external usb) hard disk drive to copy all your files from partition D.

When that's done, you can use the Disk Management tool to delete partition D, and extend partition C to the free space gained.
1. Back up to an external device any important data on D and.
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 it‘s 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.
Hope these will be helps:

You can also use the third-party software - EaseUS Partition Master

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July 14, 2015 at 22:59:44
Most definitely safeguard your personal files etc. "before" engaging in any partition tweaking. Typically copy it all to DVD (at least), and to an external hard drive if possible.

Verify the copies are "OK " (accessible on at least one other working system) before proceeding with your partition tweaks.

edited per trvlr to correct typos

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July 15, 2015 at 04:24:24
What are the numbers of free space on both partitions?

Merging will not help if you don't have enough free space.

Is your computer a desktop or laptop? If you have a desktop you should be able to add an additional hard drive to gain space.

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