How to merge partitions with diskpart or command prompt or free partition software

Summary

Is it possible to merge two partitions without losing data by cmd or diskpart? This article tells you how to merge partitions into one with freeware.

Andrew Wright

June 2, 2018

by Andrew Wright

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Merge Partitions with freeware or diskpart cmd

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What to do when you want to merge partitions from two into one or several into one? This article tells the following information about merging disk partitions.

Table of Contents

How to merge partitions with command line diskpart

Is it possible to merge partitions with cmd? Lets show you the steps of merging partitions with diskpart.exe in MS-DOS language.

Step 1
Type ‘diskpart.exe’ after opening the ‘Start’ menu
Step 2
Type ‘list volume’ when the cmd window comes up
Step 3
Type ‘select volume(lable)’, for example ‘select f’ if f is the partition you want to merge
Step 4
Type ‘delete volume’ to make the volume space unallocated ready for another partition.

Note: if you do not want to lose data or delete volume, you may use free partition software ‘Partition Resizer’ which is a freeware for you that you do not need to delete a partition or move your data somewhere else but directly merge partitions from two into one.

Step 5
Type ‘extend’ to merge partitions with unallocated space by the above diskpart.exe

How to merge partitions from two disks with cmd

Is it possible to merge partitions from two disks with cmd? It should be an easy job to perform if your two disks are building a RAID volume which may resembles the same as the above method since they are logically on the same disk via raid array.

Step 1
Type ‘diskpart.exe’ after opening the ‘Start’ menu
Step 2
Type ‘list volume’ when the cmd window comes up
Step 3
Type ‘select volume(lable)’, for example ‘select f’ if f is the partition you want to merge
Step 4
Type ‘delete volume’ to make the volume space unallocated ready for another partition.
Step 5
Type ‘extend’ to merge partitions with unallocated space by the above diskpart.exe

What if you don’t have RAID built on your disks, but only have two physical disks that you want to merge partition one from disk one into partition 2 from disk two??

Well, under such circumstances the truth would be NO. It cannot be done by diskpart nor partition software to apply the job without a RAID. So, forget this idea or go straight build a raid array on your OS with your disks.

How to merge partitions with free disk partition software

The following video shows how to merge partitions with free partition resizer

[Video Tutorial] How to Merge Partitions

This is the key point we would like to tell you that if you do not know how to use diskpart or command line to handle the merging partitions, just download the free partition merging software – IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free which is 100% free for home users to manage disk partitions for example, the power of merging!

Here are steps that you may follow to merge two partitions with freeware

Step 1
Download, install and launch the resizer.
Step 2
Right click the partition on Resizer, select the partition you want to merge, and then add another partition you want to merge. Please note you should merge partitions which is close to each other. If they are not adjacent to each other, then you may use the Resizer to produce unallocated space for free without losing data and then redistribute the free unallocated space to the drive you want to expand.


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