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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How to easily merge two partitions (C and D drive) in Windows Vista

Here are simple steps on how you can easily merge two partitions (C and D drive) in Windows Vista.

Follow the simple steps below:
  • Click on Start in Vista.
  • Go to Control Pannel (Follow steps pre-fixed 'A' for "Control Panel Home view" / 'B' for "Classic View").
  • A: Click "System And Maintenance" (in green).
  • B: Click Administrative Tools (the one with a big gear icon).
  • A: Under Administrative Tools, click "Create and format disk partitions" (If a UAC prompt apears, click continue).
  • B: Click "Computer management" (If a UAC prompt apears, click continue), Next click "Storage", then "Disk Management".
  • On the list provided, right-click the letter drive you want to rid yourself off (say D:) and choose the option "Delete Volume".
  • If you have done it right, a black area should appear within your entire disk space.
  • Finally, right-click your drive you want to add the space to (say C:) and choose "Extend Volume" (by default, the wizard will choose ALL unallocated space to add to your Vista partition, but you can change that if you'd like.)
Hope that helped. Do let me know if you run into any issues with the steps.

24 comments:

  1. This may applicable if the partitions are resided in the master disk.
    Am I correct?
    If I have the partition in slave,will it work?

    on 3/27/2008 6:06 AM


  2. JASON S said,

    Do you mean both the partitions in Slave Venkatesan? Or a partition in master and another partition in slave?

    Well, in first case it will work fine but not in second as both are physically different media.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 3/27/2008 8:50 AM


  3. Anonymous said,

    Ok I have deleted the D drive. The empty space comes up green and I can't extend the C partition. The option won't highlight. Any ideas.

    Thanks

    on 3/28/2008 5:24 PM


  4. Anonymous said,

    WOO worked perfectly thank you soo much!

    on 8/13/2008 4:31 PM


  5. Pranjal said,

    Thanks!

    on 9/26/2008 1:36 PM


  6. Anonymous said,

    Hi Jason. I've deleted drive D and I want to extend my c drive. However, when right clicking c drive the extend volume option isn't clickable.

    Any help would be appreciated

    on 10/12/2008 12:37 AM


  7. Anonymous said,

    Hi, I have Drive C, D and E on same hard disk, I delete D and try to merge it to E, but it didn't work. Do you know why?
    Is there a way to change drive letter E to D?

    on 10/15/2008 3:40 AM


  8. JT said,

    Hey guys,
    if your partition has a green bar on it, the partition hasn't been deleted yet. Just right click on that partition and click 'delete partition' again. This time it will become balck and then you can extend the partition that you want to extend succesfully. Hope this helps!

    JT

    on 11/14/2008 10:07 AM


  9. JASON S said,

    Thanks JT for the head-up on it.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 11/14/2008 10:12 AM


  10. Anonymous said,

    I have deleted the d drive and can see the available space however whenI right click on the c drive I don't have the option to extend. Any help would be appreciated.

    on 1/26/2009 12:50 AM


  11. Anonymous said,

    I using win XP sp3, how to merge C drive and F drive......

    on 5/06/2009 1:26 PM


  12. Anonymous said,

    Hello Jason!

    Several have asked the question, "How do you merge your deleted drive with drive C:, when the Extend Volume option is greyed out, and therefore unselectable"?

    I have deleted my drive E: and it is now black, I want to merge it to my drive C:, but the Extend Volume is not selectable! If I check my drive D:, the Extend Volume option is available! However I do not want to Extend the drive D:!

    Thank you for an answer in advance!

    on 6/12/2009 4:31 PM


  13. JASON S said,

    Right click on your deleted(greyed) drive E and make it Active.

    Once the drive is active you will get the option to "Extend Volume".

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 6/12/2009 4:35 PM


  14. vas said,

    I did as given in the instruction. The "D" drive become green. I right clicked to see whether I can make it unalloted but the "Delete Partition" is greyed. Where I missed?

    on 6/14/2009 1:16 AM


  15. vas said,

    I used EASEUS Partition Master to sort out the issue. It is free for home use.

    on 6/14/2009 11:09 PM


  16. Anonymous said,

    Thank You for the info. Very simple to do not what i thought it would be.

    on 7/17/2009 4:51 AM


  17. Jackson said,

    That worked like a charm. Thanks very much - I thought it was gonna cost me money to take it in somewhere. It didn't :)

    on 7/19/2009 4:32 AM


  18. Anonymous said,

    Fantastic!!! thanks so much for the share. Worked wonderfully and couldn't believe how much actual space I have on my computer now that my D drive is merged into my C drive.

    Thanks so much : )

    on 10/22/2009 10:55 AM


  19. Hey nice and easy tutorial. Was very helpful. Keep it up!!!

    And yeah, you blog seems to be the most colorful on the net! Looks great. But don't overdo it...

    on 11/15/2009 8:51 AM


  20. Calvin said,

    Thanks man! It worked!

    on 12/24/2009 2:22 AM


  21. dhanya said,

    Thanks...that was helpful :)

    on 1/20/2010 2:20 AM


  22. Anonymous said,

    I have windows xp. What do I do?!

    on 2/18/2010 9:22 AM


  23. Anonymous said,

    hi Jason, i have win xp and i deleted the D drive, but when i click on the C drive to make it active the link is grayish and it wont let me do it. can you help?

    on 5/28/2010 9:32 PM


  24. Hello
    thank ur blof help me lot. serch from many hrs ur way is very ezy thnk u again...

    on 3/29/2011 11:20 PM