How To Merge 2 Partitions In Windows 7

How To Merge 2 Partitions In Windows 7

By merging two partitions into one, you can create a larger drive and also expand the available space on the partitions. If your drives are getting full, you need more space to store your files, apps, images, etc. In that case, you can use the merging feature to expand the storage space of the drive. But, before merging two partitions on your computer, you need to back up the respective drive. So, you can directly merge two partitions on your computer using Disk Management. Otherwise, use any third-party application. By following the below instructions, You can learn "How To Merge 2 Partitions In Windows 7 Computer".

Merging Two Partitions On Your Windows 7 Computer

First, you need to back up the respective drive in which you are going to merge the partitions on your computer. By doing so, you can merge two partitions without losing any data. To do the same, perform the below instructions carefully.

  • Click on the Start menu on the main screen of your Windows 7 computer.
  • Type “control panel” into the search box that is located at the bottom.
  • From the displayed search results, pick the Control Panel option.
  • Go on and choose the System and Security option.
  • Here, navigate to the Backup and Restore option and select it from the list.
  • Choose the Create a system image option in the left menu panel of the window.
  • Now, you will see the Create a system image pop-up window on the screen.
  • Pick the respective drive where you are going to merge the partitions under the “On a hard disk” option.
  • Here, select the appropriate drive from the list (the one you want to back up on your computer).
  • Next, click the Start backup button to begin the backup process.
  • After completing the backup process, you can start merging 2 partitions on your Windows 7 computer.
  • Now, go to your computer’s main screen and right-click on the My computer option.
  • Choose the Manage option from the drop-down list.
  • Here, select the Disk Management option from the left menu panel.
  • Alternatively, click the Windows icon on your computer’s main screen.
  • Type “disk management” into the search box.
  • From the search results that are displayed, choose the Disk Management option.
  • Here, you can see the list of volumes and disks in the window.
  • Navigate to the respective partition at the bottom of the window and right-click on it.
  • Select the Delete Volume option from the drop-down list.
  • Select The Delete Volume Option
  • Now, you will get a warning message saying that deleting the volume will erase all data on it. So, make sure to back up the drive before deleting it.
  • After deleting the volume, it will become an Unallocated space.
  • To merge the two partitions, right-click on the other volume that you want to extend.
  • Choose the Extend Volume option from the drop-down list.
  • Choose The Extend Volume
  • Now, the Extend Volume Wizard window will appear on the screen.
  • Here, under the Selected category, you can see that the disk is automatically selected and also shows the amount of space in the unallocated disk.
  • In the “Maximum available space in MB” field, it is set to 9999 MB, which you can use to extend the other volume you are going to merge.
  • Click Next and then the Finish button.
  • Now, you can see that the two partitions are successfully merged on your computer.

With the above instructions, you can merge two partitions on your Windows 7 computer. Contact our technical experts if you want further clarifications. You can use the Call button on this page for the same purpose.

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