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To Merge Partitions on USB Flash Drive without Data Loss

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    At the beginning of time, users might partition their USB flash drive to 2 or more partitions in disk utility, and then save different types of data to different partitions. Nevertheless, many users have met the situation where one of partitions is running out of space. At this time, some users plan to combine the partition which is short of free space with the partition that is full of unused space. It is indeed a solution. Well then, how to merge partitions on USB flash drive without data loss? Is Windows built-in disk management tool available?

    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:

    minitool partition wizard main interface

    Then, choose the function “Merge Partition” from the left pane to combine partitions.

    merge partitions on usb flash drive select the partition to expand

    Next, select the partition that will be expanded and click “Next”. Then, select the partition that will be included and click “Finish”.

    merge partitions on usb flash drive apply changes

    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.