Windows 7 built-in does cover the function of merging partition. And many users often confuse expanding partition with merging partition. They backup partition data in advance and then delete the partition. So the partition became unallocated space and it is expanded to the previous partition.( Note: the expanding and compressing function of Windows 7 built-in disk management tool only support backward operation, so the latter partition must be turned into unallocated space). Windows 7 built-in disk management tool only can expand partition. Although the capacity of new partition may be the total volume of two partitions, it is not called merging partition. Actually merging partition is to combine two partitions into a new partition. It can be realized by the third-party partition magic among which MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good representative.
Using MiniTool Partition Wizard to Merge Partition in Windows 7
The partitions that are to be merged must be adjacent and with same file system. If they are not adjacent, "Move/Resize" of MiniTool Partition Wizard can be employed to adjust the locations of partitions. If the file systems are not same, MiniTool Partition Wizard can convert FAT32 to NTFS.
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard at the official website: http://www.partitionwizard.com/ and install in the partition that is not to be merged to avoid rebooting system. Then run the software:
Partition F: is too small and we need to merge F: with G: in Disk 1.
Select any partition and click "Merge Partition" in the drop-down list "Operations":
Select F: and click "Next":
Select G: and click "Finish":
Confirm all operations in "Operations Pending" and click "Apply" to finish merging partition.
MiniTool Partition Wizard not only has function of merging partition, but functions of "Create Partition", "Delete Partition", " Hide Partition", "Format Partition" and "Wipe Partition". MiniTool Partition Wizard supports operating systems of both 32-bit and 64-bit, including Windows Server 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Linux and Windows 7. It is inexpensive and with a high cost performance. The Free Edition is totally free for personal and family users. So MiniTool Partition Wizard is a better choice for users to manage partitions.