In some forums, you can search many questions about low disk space, for instance, “there are three drives on my disk. My C drive is only 80 GB and running out of space, but D drive is empty. To extend my C drive, how to combine C drive and D drive”.
Nowadays computers are widely used in work and life, so more and more data is stored in hard drive as time goes on. Your computer may warn you that you are running out of disk space on local disk C drive and you need to free space by deleting old and unnecessary files. To get a larger disk storage space, you have to extend your partition. The common way is to combine two partitions. However, how to achieve this aim? Is there any way to do this?
Generally, when encountering low disk space, you can choose Windows built-in Disk Management to merge partitions. Just three steps to enlarge C drive.
1. Right click “Computer” on the desktop to select “Manage” and then click “Disk Management”.
2. If you want to increase your C drive size, you need to delete a partition which must be on the adjacent right side of partition C. Right click the partition to select “Delete Volume”. Please note that partition data will be lost. You must backup your partition data in advance.
3. Then you can right click C and use “Extend Volume” to merge two partitions.
Even though Disk Management can help you to combine two partitions into one big partition, there is an obvious shortcoming that your data will be lost by deleting volume.
Is it possible to merge two partitions without deleting partition? The answer is “Yes”. There is a reliable, powerful and professional partition and disk software-MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition which is designed to manage your partition and disk safely and effectively. You can use it to combine two partitions without losing data. Do as the following steps:
Firstly, you need to download MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition and launch it.
Secondly, right click C drive to select “Merge”. Or after selecting a partition, click “Merge” from “Partition” tab.
Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition can’t support merging partitions. Just buy Professional Edition or more advanced editions.
Thirdly, you can select C partition to extend. Click “Next” to continue.
Fourthly, you need to select a partition to merge with the target partition. This partition will be merged to the one you have selected. And all content of the second partition will be placed in a folder inside the resulting partition. There is no data loss. Here select F drive to merge with C drive. Then click “Finish”.
At last, click “Apply”. All your changes will be performed in the process of restarting computer.
With the assistance of MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro. Edition, it is very easy to combine two partitions. The software makes up for the deficiency of Disk Management in managing partition and disk without data loss. Just try it.
When combining partitions, you need to pay attention to the following three points:
If you select a boot or system partition and merge this partition into another, your computer will be unable to boot.
MiniTool Partition Wizard only allows you to combine NTFS partitions. It you want to merge a FAT partition, you need to convert FAT to NTFS previously.
You only can combine two adjacent partitions, and can’t merge a partition with unallocated space with MiniTool Partition Wizard.