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 7/8/10/11/XP/Vista or Server 2008 2012 2016 2019 2022.
Free tool Partition Resizer can better help manage disk volumes with both backup disk and resize volumes without losing data.
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.
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.
Note: there is no way to merge non adjacent space in disk management but deleting the volumes.
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Note: This free tool cannot directly merge non adjacent partitions, it can make things work in the following two ways.
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Solution #1 - Redistribute disk space from one to another free without losing data or moving files
Shrink large partition with free tool IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free's right click option 'Resize/Move'.
Step 1, You may right click a large volume, and select 'Resize/Move Partition' to get it shrinked.
Video Image - how to shrink volume
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
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.
And then you may have free space from the one you want to merge.
Solution #2 - Delete volumes in between
The whole stroy is like this following:
Partition plan: C, D, H
Target: Merge C and H
The question: Can you merge non adjoining partitions without deleting volumes?
The truth: No program can merge two non adjacent volumes non matter with Windows built-in tools or any 3rd party software. We need to do it the around way.
Detailed Steps to Merge Non Adjacent Partitions on Windows (Deleting volumes involved)
1. Download and install IM-Magic Partition Resizer free on your computer, run the program.
2. Right click the volume that stand in between, and go to option: Delete partition, to get it removed (Please backup partition or backup data before this step.)
3. Expand the volume, right click the one you want to expand, and go to Resize/Move Partition, and get it expanded by moving its border in this window.
4, Right click the drive you want to expand, choose “Merge Partition”, then it will pop out a list window, you can choose the partitions which is close to get expanded.
Merge non adjacent partitions on Windows
5. Apply the changes and confirm it.
Merge non adjacent partitions on Windows
Also read: how to merge two partitions on Windows 11
If your computer system is Windows server system, you can also use IM-Magic Partition Resizer server edition to manage your disk partitions. The procedures are illustrated above.
Also read: how to merge partitions