How To Merge Two Drives In Windows 7

How To Merge Two Drives

If you merge two drives on your Windows 7 computer, you can create a larger drive and also expand the available space on the partition. When the storage on the drive is getting full, you need more space to save 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 drives on your computer, you need to back up the respective drive that you are going to merge. So, you can directly merge two drives on your computer using Disk Management. By following the below instructions, you can know How To Merge Two Drives On Your Windows 7 computer.

Combining Two Hard Drives Into One On Windows 7

Before merging two drives on your computer, you need to back up the respective drive that you are going to merge with the other (as mentioned before). By doing so, you can merge hard drive partitions without losing any data. To do this task, you have to perform the below instructions carefully.

  • Click the Windows icon on the main screen of your Windows 7 computer.
  • Access the Control Panel window using the search box.
  • When the window opens, choose the System and Security option.
  • Here, search for the Backup and Restore option and select it from the list.
  • Click on the Create a system image option from the left menu panel of your window.
  • Now, the Create a system image pop-up window will be displayed.
  • Choose the respective drive that you are going to merge under the “On a hard disk” option.
  • Here, select the appropriate drive from the list that you want to back up on your computer.
  • Next, click the Start backup button.
  • After completing the backup process, you can start join 2 hard drives into one on your Windows 7 computer.
  • Now, go to your computer’s main screen and right-click on the My Computer option.
  • Pick the Manage option.
  • Here, select the Disk Management option from the left menu panel of the window.
  • Alternatively, click the Windows icon on your computer’s main screen.
  • Type Disk Management into the search box at the bottom of the window.
  • Choose the Disk Management option from the search result. Here, you can see the list of volumes and disks.
  • Navigate to the respective partition at the bottom of the window.
  • Do a right-click on it.
  • Choose the Delete Volume option from the drop-down list.
  • 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.
  • Once you delete the volume, it will become an Unallocated space.
  • For merging the two drives, right-click on the other volume that you want to extend.
  • Now, you need to choose the Extend Volume option from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, you will find that the Extend Volume Wizard window pops up. Here, under the Selected category, you’ll see that the disk is automatically selected.
  • It also shows the amount of space in the unallocated disk.
  • Now, in the “Maximum available space in MB” field, it will be set to 9999 MB. You can use this to extend the other volume you are going to merge.
  • Click Next.
  • Now, click on the Finish button.
  • You will now see that the two drives are merged on your computer.

We hope that using all the above instructions, you have learned How To Merge Two Drives In Windows 7 computer.

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