Windows XP is Windows operating system Experience Edition. It is developed by Microsoft in October 25, 2001. The original name is Whistler. Windows XP is the most classical operating system of Microsoft and it has been favored by users since it is released. It once holds the most of the market share. Although Microsoft has stopped the main technology support of Windows XP because of Windows 7 and Windows 7 will probably replace Windows XP, there are reasons that many users are still using Windows XP. When using Windows XP, users may meet the trouble of shortage of partition space. What should we do to solve the problem? Resizing partition is a way, but if there isn't any unallocated space at the adjacent position of that partition, we need to compress the adjacent partition. The operation is very complex and sometimes cannot be done. Actually, if there is any partition that has a lot of free space, merging this partition to the partition that is short of space is the best choice. The disk management tool of Windows XP has no such function. It is suggested to use the third party professional disk management software, MiniTool Partition Wizard. It has the function of "Merge Partition" to help us merging partition.
Introduction of "Merge
MiniTool Partition Wizard is very professional disk management software and the
function of "Merge Partition" can help us to merge partition.
The shortage of partition space will get us many troubles like effect on data
saving, no space for saving data that is needed, and the effect on system
operating speed, etc. If there is any partition that has a lot of free space,
merging two partitions will help to manage the allocation of disk space.
MiniTool Partition Wizard developed by MiniTool
Solution Ltd. has the feature that when merging the partition, the data will
not be affected. It will put the data to a single folder to the merged
partition. This also avoids the situation of overwritten data because of the
data name duplication and enhanced the security of data. MiniTool Partition
Wizard is the best choice to merge partition. Please visit the official website
for more information about "Merge Partition" or MiniTool
Partition Wizard. Let's see how to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to merge
partition in Windows XP.
How to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to
Partition Wizard at the official website firstly and then install it to the
partition that needn't to be operated. After installation, run the MiniTool
Partition Wizard to enter into the main interface:
In this interface we can see the condition of all the partition of the computer.
We take H: partition and D: partition for
example. Choose the partition and click the right mouse button to choose the
"Merge" in the
shortcut menu. The following interface will come up:
In this interface, choose one partition in the red zone. This partition is going
to be extended to contain the adjacent partition. Click "Next"
button to start the next step:
P.S: The partitions should be NTFS and
they should be adjacent. If the partitions are FAT12/16/32 or
not adjacent, please use the "Convert
FAT to NTFS" to convert partitions to NTFS, or use "Move/Resize" function to
adjust them to the adjacent position.
In this interface, choose one adjacent partition to merge in the red zone. Input
the name of folder that saves the data (P.S: the data will be
saved to a folder in the merged partition. Thus avoids the situation of
overwritten data because of the data name duplication). Click
"Finish" button to return to the main interface.
We can see that H: partition has been merged to
D: partition in this interface. Click "Apply"
to apply all the operations before.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is the
powerful function professional disk management software. About resize partition,
it also provides "Move/Resize" function besides "Merge
Partition". Users can choose the suitable way to extend partition
according to different situations. Get more information about MiniTool Partition Wizard on the