As a matter of fact, there is no such function in Disk Management, and users had better turn to a third party partition manager, MiniTool Partition Wizard for example. Main reasons for using this partitioning software to merge partitions on USB flash drive are as follows:
1.Brings no influence or damage to data.
2.Several steps are needed and step-by-step prompts will be given.
3.Supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2008 R2/2012.
After seeing the above introduction users would like to know detailed steps to combine partitions. Please look at the following demonstration.
How to Merge Partitions on USB Flash Drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Firstly, launch the partition manager to get its main interface and select a partition to unfold partitioning functions:
Then, choose the function “Merge Partition” from the left pane to combine partitions.
Next, select the partition that will be expanded and click “Next”. Then, select the partition that will be included and click “Finish”.
Now we can preview 2 partitions have been combined to one, so please click “Apply” button to apply all changes made just now.
Note: both partitions should be formatted with NTFS. If not, convert them to NTFS via the function “Convert FAT to NTFS” in MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Do you also want to merge partitions on USB flash drive? Make use of the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard.