I installed Windows Server 2003 on my laptop whose hard disk was originally divided into four parts: boot/system partition: C drive, data partition E and F drive as well as some unallocated space. Few days ago, I recreated a data partition to store favorite files such as image files, audio files and video files. As time goes on, those files gradually eat up free disk space in G drive, but I suddenly find that F drive still has much unused space left. To use the free space to save my favorite data, I want to merge G drive with F drive. Is there any feasible way to merge two partitions under Windows 2003 Server?
Besides the mentioned situation, users may also need to merge the unallocated space with certain partition, for inappropriate disk space distribution will make users suffer. There is a vivid example for users: once there is no enough disk space spared on C drive for Windows files and updates, system performance will get lowered and system crash may happen. As a matter of fact, all those problems triggered by system partition of no extra space for use can be tackled, if users can redistribute disk space. Well then, how to perform those operations such as partition merging?
Option 1. Windows toolkit
Disk Management tool in Windows enables users to merge partitions in an indirect way.
Firstly, users are supposed to back up all data in the partitions to be deleted for the sake of data security. It is indeed a time-consuming process, so users have to wait patiently.
Secondly, right click My Computer > Manage > Disk Management to open the tool.
Thirdly, right click the partitions which need to be deleted and click Delete Partition option from pop-up menu.
Fourthly, use the released space after partition deletion to recreate a larger partition and then rename it.
Though the way mentioned above can successfully merge two chosen partitions into a larger one, partition deletion can not be avoided. Even if users execute partition data backup, it asks for much time. Therefore, it is of low recommendation.
Option 2. Server partition software
Nowadays, third-party server partition management software is flourishing not only because of their high performance but also their excellent operability. Where to download a satisfactory one? Here, we humbly recommend users to use professional server partition magic named MiniTool Partition Wizard, with which users can perform both basic and advanced partition management within a few mouse-clicks.
The example of merging one partition to another is given as follows and users just need to take those steps after software downloading and installation:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface:
2. In the main interface of the software, choose any partition and click “Merge Partition” in the left action panel.
3. Here, choose the partition to be expanded and click “Next>” button:
4. In this interface, choose the partition which needs to be added to target partition and click “Finish” button to go back to main interface:
5. At this time, users can find that the chosen two partitions have been merged into one partition named as J and a pending operation appears in “Operations Pending” area. If users want to apply partition merging effect to computer, just click “Apply” button in the upper left corner.
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