Windows 7 built-in does cover the function of merging partition. And many users often confuse expanding partition with merging partition. They backup partition data in advance and then delete the partition. So the partition became unallocated space and it is expanded to the previous partition.( Note: the expanding and compressing function of Windows 7 built-in disk management tool only support backward operation, so the latter partition must be turned into unallocated space). Windows 7 built-in disk management tool only can expand partition. Although the capacity of new partition may be the total volume of two partitions, it is not called merging partition. Actually merging partition is to combine two partitions into a new partition. It can be realized by the third-party partition magic among which MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good representative.
MiniTool Partition Wizard to Merge Partition in Windows 7
partitions that are to be merged must be adjacent and with same file system. If
they are not adjacent, "Move/Resize" of MiniTool
Partition Wizard can be employed to adjust the locations of partitions. If the
file systems are not same, MiniTool Partition Wizard can convert
FAT32 to NTFS.
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard at the official
website: http://www.partitionwizard.com/ and
install in the partition that is not to be merged to avoid rebooting system.
Then run the software:
Partition F: is too small and we need to merge
F: with G: in Disk 1.
Select any partition
and click "Merge
Partition" in the drop-down list "Operations":
Select F: and click "Next":
Select G: and click "Finish":
Confirm all operations in "Operations Pending" and click
"Apply" to finish merging partition.
Wizard not only has function of merging partition, but functions of "Create Partition", "Delete Partition", "
and "Wipe Partition".
MiniTool Partition Wizard supports operating systems of both 32-bit and 64-bit,
including Windows Server 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows
Vista, Windows Server 2008, Linux and Windows 7. It is inexpensive and
with a high cost performance. The home
edition is totally free for personal and family users. So MiniTool Partition
Wizard is a better choice for users to manage partitions.