To make batter use of the disk space, sometimes you may need to merge two partitions or resize partitions , here I will show you how to merge two partitions on Windows server 2012 r2 easily without losing data.
To merge partitions on Windows Server 2012, you can use the built-in Disk Management tool or a third-party partition manager software.
Note: Disk Management can only merge two close partitions by deleting the right side volume.
Video - how to merge two partitions in disk management.
Here are the steps to merge partitions using Disk Management:
Note: Make sure to back up all important data before merging partitions as data loss can occur during the process.
Alternatively, you can use a third-party partition manager software such as IM-Magic Partition Resizer, EaseUS Partition Master or MiniTool Partition Wizard to merge partitions on Windows Server 2012. These tools provide more advanced features and can help you to safely and efficiently merge partitions.
Yes, you can use the "Diskpart" command-line tool to merge partitions in Windows Server 2012. However, it is important to note that this operation can result in data loss, so it is recommended to back up any important data before proceeding.
Here are the steps to merge partitions using Diskpart:
Again, it is important to note that merging partitions using Diskpart can result in data loss, so it is recommended to back up any important data before proceeding. Additionally, it is important to be careful and ensure that you select the correct volumes when performing these operations to avoid accidentally deleting important data.
There are two simple ways to merge Partitions using IM-Partition Resizer SERVER edition;
Case1: Delete one partition and Expand the other
For this method, you would have to delete an entire partition and use that allocated space to combine with the drive which you want to expand. But before removing the partition, it is advised to back up your data and then proceed.
How to do it
Launch the resizer and then right-click the primary partition(C:) partition and then allocate the
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Select the partitions you want to merge and then, click on delete partition. WARNING: All of your files and data will be permanently deleted.
The deleted partitions will appear as greyed volume disks, now set the location of merging to the single drive, to get all the merging in one drive.
Apply the changes and a Window suggesting to Restart your system to start the merging will appear. Click Ok to grant permission to start merging.
After the process has been completed, all your drives would have been successfully merged into a single partition.
Case2: Only merging Two Partitions
Instead of merging the whole drive into one partition, you can choose to just merge two partitions into each other. All the steps remain the same except this time you don’t delete every single partition.
To merge partitions Windows Server 2012 r2 we highly suggest IM-Partition Resizer SERVER edition. Because Resizer is 100% safe to use and comes with a Roll-Back technology it won't do any damage during power failures, and you may also cancel the merge any time if you change your heart.
IM-Partition Resizer is a freeware on Windows 11/10/8/7 computers. To use it on Windows Server computers, you may choose IM-Partition Resizer Server Edition.
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