How to Merge Partitions when Windows Can’t Combine Partitions

Summary

Sometimes when you want to merge two partitions together, you will find it is not working. But don’t worry, this article will show you why it happens and introduce you other effective solutions to make it.

Andrew Wright

03/08/2020

by Andrew Wright

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Why I Can’t Merge Partitions on Windows 10/7

if you want to merge two partitions to extend partition space on Windows system, you can first make it at Disk Management module. But for some Windows 10/7 users, they often find it is unable to merge partitions with system partition manage tool. When they click “Extend Volume” option, Windows will pop out an error window to tell you that the merge operation failed. This is because there is no enough unallocated space, if you choose two partitions not adjacent, you will also fail to merge these two partitions.

How to Merge Partitions on Windows System without Software

First, I will show you a solution which can merge two partitions without software, you can simply combine partitions at Disk Management.

Right click “My Computer”, choose “Manage”, and enter “Disk Management”.

Find the disk partitions need to be merged under Disk Management, right click one of them, choose “Extend Volume” option to go, then you can choose the other partition on the list to combine with the first partition.

Free to Merge Partitions when Windows Can’t Combine Partitions

There is another free and easy way to merge partitions even if Windows can’t combine partitions. You can try partition management software, there are some freeware for partition manage, like IM-Magic Partition Resizer free .You can use it to merge partitions or resize partitions for totally free. This freeware is easy to handle, you don’t need any instructions, you will understand as soon as you install the program.

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Free to merge partitions when Windows can’t combine partitions.Free to merge partitions when Windows can’t combine partitions.

What to Do when You Can’t Merge Partitions on Windows Server

This IM-Magic Partition Resizer free is for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, if you use Windows server system, you can also download a server version. This version has more functions and is more effective for server system, you can free download here.

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