How to Merge Non Adjacent Partitions on Windows7/8/10?

Summary

If you want to merge two non adjacent partitions on your Windows system computer, it will be a little hard to complete, we will show you the best and easiest way to merge non-adjacent partitions on Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista.

Andrew Wright

03/05/2021

by Andrew Wright

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How Can I Combine Non Adjacent Partitions on Windows 10?

The Question: “My system drive nearly been run out of space, I have another drive which has a lot of unallocated space, but it is not adjacent to C drive, how can I merge these two partitions on Windows 10?”

When you run out of C drive, it is a good solution to merge the C drive to another partition which has a lot of unallocated space. The choice most people prefer to is using Disk Management or partition manage program. I will analyse these two solutions and introduce the specific steps to merge non adjacent partitions on Windows 11/10/8/7.

Merge Non Adjacent Partitions on Disk Management

For most situations, Disk Management can be the easiest way to manage partitions on Windows system, for example, you can extend, shrink, delete, format, merge partitions at Windows Disk Management. But Disk Management tool and command prompt can only work for the situation when there is unallocated partition space adjacent to it. You will find the “Extend Volume” option grey out when you try to extend a drive which has no unallocated partition space adjacent to it.

So how to merge non adjacent partitions on Windows system? -> Delete the volumes in between (Please backup partition to another volume or disk at first)

Here are the steps to delete volume and merge partition in disk management.

  • 1, Right click the partition that stands in between in disk management, delete itdelete partition
  • 2, Extend volume and get non adjacent partition space by right click the partition you want to extend, and then go to 'Extend Volume' when there is unallocated space produced after deleting volumeextend partition

Note: there is no way to merge non adjacent space in disk management.

Free to Merge Non Adjacent Partitions on Windows 11/10/8/7 with Free Tool

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, is a free software to manage your disk partitions. You can use it to extend, shrink, format, wipe, delete partitions and make your computer perform better.

Note: This free tool cannot directly merge non adjacent partitions, it can make things work in the following two ways.

Solution #1 - Redistribute disk space from one to another free without losing data or moving files

Step 1, Shrink large partition on another volume with free tool IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free's right click option 'Resize/Move' which will lead to you space shrinking. (You may right click a large volume, and select 'Resize/Move Partition' to get it shrinked)Merge non adjacent partitions on Windows

Video - how to shrink volume

Merge non adjacent partitions on Windows

Step 2 - Move free space close to the one you want to expand by moving volumes in between without losing data with IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Merge non adjacent partitions on Windows

Step 3 - Right click the one you want to expand, go to 'Resize/Move' and then claim free space without losing data or reinstalling OS.

Merge non adjacent partitions on Windows

And then you may have free space from the one you want to merge.

Solution #2 - Delete volume in between

Steps to Merge Non Adjacent Partitions on Windows

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1. Download and install IM-Magic Partition Resizer free on your computer, run the program.

2. Delete the volume that stands in betweenMerge non adjacent partitions on Windows

3. Create a new volume

4, Select the drive you want to merge, right click it, choose “Merge Partition”, then it will pop out a list window, you can choose the partition which has unallocated space.

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3. Apply the changes and confirm it.

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Combine Non Adjacent Partitions on Windows Server

If your computer system is Windows server system, you can also use IM-Magic Partition Resizer server edition to manage your disk partitions.

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