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Can I remove a partition without losing data

  • Problem description: my game partition has been running out of space, so I decided to extend it to an existing unallocated space, but "Extend Volume" did not work. Then, I searched on official website of Microsoft and they say this feature enlarges volume only with free or unallocated space right and contiguous to the target partition while there is a partition between my game partition and the unallocated space. Now I want to know whether I can remove a partition to appointed location without losing data. If I can, please show me detailed steps.

    By using Windows Disk Management program in all Windows operating systems, users will fail to remove a partition since there is no such function, and the best solution is to make use of a third party partitioning tool. MiniTool Partition Wizard can help remove a partition without losing any data, and no professional knowledge is required. Next, let's see detailed steps.

    Remove Partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Step 1: launch the partitioning tool to get the main window:



    Here, we take removing partition G for example, which is before the unallocated space. Please select partition G and click on "Move/Resize Partition". Then, the following interface will appear:



    Then, drag the whole partition handle to the end so as to change partition position and click "OK" to go back to the main interface:



    Now, we can see partition G has been removed to be after the unallocated space. At this time, as long as we click "Apply", to remove a partition without losing data will be finished. After that, users can extend partition D to unallocated space with Windows Disk Management.

    As a matter of fact, the partitioning tool MiniTool Partition Wizard provides users with a much easier way to extend a volume when unallocated space is noncontiguous to target partition, and there is no need to remove a partition. For detailed operating steps, please see Extend Partition.