The Way to Merge Partitions with Windows 8.1 Disk Management
Question: when partitioning hard disk I created a 10GB partition by mistake, which is so small. Now, it has saved nearly 10GB files and I can not go on storing data to it any more. Therefore, I want to merge it to its neighboring partition that saves similar files. Please tell me how to merge partitions with Windows 8.1 Disk Management. I need step by step tutorial. Thanks.
How to Combine 2 Neighboring Partitions via Windows 8.1 Disk Management
First of all, right click "Computer" icon on desktop, choose "Manage", and select "Disk Management" to launch the tool so as to get the following interface:
Then, delete the partition that will be included by using the function "Delete Volume", but users should back up all needed data in advance for deleting partition will lead to data loss.
Next, right click the partition that will contain the deleted partition and choose "Extend Volume" to extend the selected partition according to wizards. After extending is done, we merge 2 neighboring partitions with Windows 8.1 Disk Management successfully.
Of course, Windows Disk Management offers another way to combine 2 neighboring partitions, namely deleting both partitions to create a larger one, but this way requires users to backup both partitions. As a matter of fact, it is possible to merge partitions without deleting any partition. The partitioning tool MiniTool Partition Wizard can help complete the very operation.
Merge Partitions with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Step 1: run partitioning program to get its main interface:
Step 2: select any partition and click on "Merge Partition".
Here, we take merging partition F to partition G on Disk 1 for example.
Step 3: select Disk 1 and choose the partition that will be expanded, namely partition G. Then, click "Next".
Step 4: choose the partition which will be included, namely partition F, and click "Finish".
Now, we can see partition F is included to G which becomes 119.58GB from original 103.05.
Step 5: click on "Apply" button to apply all changes.
After application is completed, the whole work to combine 2 neighboring partitions is done. Some users may ask where data saved in partition F are. Don’t worry, because they are safely stored in the folder "Merged partition content" on partition G. Therefore, users are suggested to merge partitions by using MiniTool Partition Wizard rather than Windows 8.1 Disk Management. The very partitioning tool will give you a lot of other surprise apart from combining partitions.
Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition does not support merging partitions, so please purchase Professional Edition when necessary. In addition, both partitions should be NTFS. If not, convert it to NTFS with the feature "Convert FAT to NTFS" in MiniTool Partition Wizard.