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Merge partitions Windows XP

  • As a classical operating system released by Microsoft in 2001, Windows XP has received great popularity throughout the world and Microsoft is still perfecting Windows XP though many new operating systems have been issued in succession. Nevertheless, Windows XP still bears some defects, for example, the Windows XP build-in disk management tool merely offers some simple functions like create partition, delete partition and format partition. Though these operations are frequently performed during our course of using computer, user wants more functions such as resize partition, merge partition, convert file system, convert disk type, etc. To realize above operations, user needs a third-party partition manager that covers both the simple operations offered by Windows XP build-in disk management tool and operations desired by computer user including increase partition, extend partition, wipe partition, resize partition, merge partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, convert partition format, copy partition, hide partition, explore partition, change drive letter, etc. speaking of such partition manager, I would like to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Features of MiniTool Partition Wizard
    1. Cover all disk management functions offered by Windows OS build-in disk management tool.
    2. Advanced power-off protection.
    3. Partition recovery.
    4. Rebuild system partition without operating system.
    5. Copy partition and copy disk.
    6. Convert disk type.
    7. Modify partition properties, such as cluster size, set partition status.
    8. Merge partitions.

    To learn more functions of MiniTool Partition Wizard, please go to https://www.partitionwizard.com/ for more information.

    Merge two partitions with different file system by MiniTool Partition Wizard
    User should first download MiniTool Partition Wizard at MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center and then install it to computer.
    User would come to following main interface after running MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    In this interface, all disk partitions are clearly displayed. Now we are to convert K: to J:. Therefore, we must first convert the FAT32 file system of partition J: to NTFS by selecting and right clicking J:, then clicking "Convert FAT to NTFS".

    Click "Start" to convert file system. After conversion, click "Close".

    Now J: has been converted to NTFS partition. So select J: and then click "Merge" at the toolbar.

    Select J: again as the target partition, then click "Next".

    Select K: which is to be merged into J: as a folder and then add a folder name for K:. Then click "Finish".

    Lastly, click "Apply" to execute pending operations. Thus, the two partitions will be successfully merged.