Many Windows XP users are using basic disk to manage disk partition. In basic disk, we can divide it into 24 partitions (Drive letter of basic disk is only one of the 26 English letters. Since A and B are taken up by floppies, only 24 letters from C to Z can be used.). Actually, nearly no user has 24 partitions. But partition management disorder and disk space waste are common because of too many partitions and partition capacity differences which are caused by partitioning unreasonably. Encountering this situation, many users firstly think of repartitioning disk. However, if we know how to merge partitions on XP, our workload will be reduced largely.
Methods for dealing with unreasonable partition mode
Encountering unreasonable partition amounts or sizes, many users will repartition disk, but the operation is complicated. The procedures are following.
1. Back up important data in partition.
2. Delete partition.
3. Create partition or resize current partition with the released disk space.
4. Copy the data backup to disk partition.
According to the introduction, at least four procedures are needed and backing up data and copying data will cost a lot of time, so it is not the best way to optimize partitions. However, "Merge Partition" function of MiniTool Partition Wizard can help us optimize partitions, too. It teaches us how to merge partitions on XP. Before learning how to merge partitions on XP, we should know something about merging partitions and the partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard, which will improve our work efficiency.
Tool for merging partitions on XP
As to most Windows XP users, the common used methods for partition management are to create partition, delete partition and resize partition. But what we firstly think about is to repartition disk when we encounter unreasonable partitions. However, if users know how to merge partitions on XP, they will know that repartitioning disk is not the only way to optimize partition. Merging partitions to a new partition without any data loss is necessary in daily partition management. MiniTool Partition Wizard will teach us how to merge partitions on XP. It is published by the professional partition management software development company MiniTool Solution Ltd. and it can manage disk without causing any data loss to partition.
Select any partition and click "Merge" on tool bar.
Select the partition that will be extended and click "Next".
Select the partition that will be merged to the previous selected partition and click "Next".
After returning to the main interface, click "Apply" to perform merging partitions.
Maybe some users find that the demonstration is about how to merge adjacent partitions with the same NTFS file system. How to merge partition on XP if the partitions that will be merged are not adjacent or if the two partitions have different file systems? In order to solve this problem, users may as well visit the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ where many solutions for merging partitions in different situations are provided.