How to Merge Partitions by Disk Management and Free Partition Software

Daisy updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

Windows Low Disk Space Issue

When we buy a brand new PC, almost everything will be settled by the reseller. All you need is get it and use it. After years' usage, PC will never work like the moment you got it. The longer the computer using time is, the slower it becomes.  Low disk space alert pops up every time you do the Windows update. System break or even system crash happens to you and destroys everything that might be your painstaking effort.

It’s not so hard to find the source of all these annoyances: inappropriate disk space distribution. This means you fail to arrange disk partition size properly: some are too large, and some are too small. Usually, enough space should be left for C drive by storing Windows files and updates. All those problems I listed out above are often triggered by System C drive of no extra space for use. A consolatory fact is that disk space can be redistributed again with the partition tool. Here I will mainly introduce a way to extend drive by merging partitions and make full use of disk space.

Free option 1: Windows toolkit

Disk Management enables you to redistribute disk space to a certain degree and using this tool to finish this mission takes a few mouse-clicks.

Suppose your system C drive is out of disk space, D drive is a data partition after C drive with a large amount of free space and the Operating system is Windows 7. Disk Management realizes merging partition in an indirect way. Copy all data in partition D into another safe place or back up all data into the image.

1. Right click "Computer" > choose Manage > Disk Management > right click D drive and choose "Delete Volume".

Shrink Volume

2. Right click C drive > choose " Extend Volume" > claim the unallocated space into C drive.

Now you’ve merged C drive and E drive successfully. On the one hand, this way is effortless and free; no professional tactics are needed. On the other hand, it has many limitations. The cost of using Windows toolkit is to delete another partition.

Free Option 2: Partition Merge Freeware - EaseUS Partition Master Free

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 Windows 10 is supported

Though Windows provides many functions for our choice, however, many of them are limited to a certain degree. So when you find your case is not applicable with the help of Windows toolkit, you should switch to third party partition software. Do remember to backup your data. Here you can try EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition: a freebie and enjoying great popularity among partition software. This software is applicable no matter the operating system is before or after Windows Vista. It also can be applied as a free Windows 10 partition manager that you can use it to manage your new Windows 10 partition now.

Directly merging two adjacent partitions is available in this freeware, go through the following tutorial of merging partitions.

 

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on your PC

Right-click on the partition which you want to add space to and keep on the hard drive, and select "Merge".

Run EaseUS partition manager software

Step 2: Select partitions to merge

1. Select one partition next to the former selected partition.
2. And click "OK" to continue.

Select partitions to merge

Step 3: Merge partitions

1. Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top and then click "Apply".
2. The program will merge space and add files from the second partition to the first partition.

Select partitions to merge
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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