How to Combine 2 Partitions to One without Deleting

Why Do We Need to Combine 2 Partitions to One

There is no doubt that many people need to merge partitions due to various factors. For example, the system partition is running out of space while other partitions are too large, so they want to merge two or more partitions and make the system partition bigger. Nevertheless, how to combine partitions?

Although Windows built-in tool can help to combine two partitions to make a bigger partition, it is not a good helper for users since it requires users to delete partitions. To be specific, after opening Disk Management, users should delete the partition that will be included, and then right-click the partition that will contain the deleted partition and choose “Extend Volume” to extend the selected partition according to wizards. Of course, users can delete both partitions to create a large one, but this way requires users to delete two partitions. Therefore, is it possible to combine 2 partitions to one without deleting?

MiniTool Partition Wizard Merge Partitions

As a matter of fact, if users turn to third-party partition magic, they can merge partition without deleting any partition. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good helper for users to merge two partitions without deleting. Developed by a famous software development company, this partitioning tool provides users with a “Merge Partition” function to help them merge two adjacent partitions safely (it will not cause any damage to data). Besides, it is compatible with almost all Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and so on.

How to Combine 2 Partitions to One without Deleting

First, you should install this professional partition magic on computer. After that, launch it to get its main interface as follows.


In the main interface, select the target partition that you want to merge with another partition, and then click “Merge Partition” in Operations column to enter its operating interface.


Select the adjacent partition that will be merged to the one you have selected on the previous page (you can choose to specify a folder name to keep content of the selected partition), and then click “Finish” to see preview effect in the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard.


The software will select the partition that you have chosen, so you only need to click “Next>” button at the bottom of interface to move on.


Finally, click “Apply” button to perform all changes. After the application is completed, the whole task of combining 2 neighboring partitions is done.


Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition does not support merging partitions, so please select the professional edition or advanced editions for this support. In addition, “Merge Partition” function only supports NTFS partitions. If the target partition is FAT partition, users need to convert it to NTFS partition in advance.

Sometimes, we need to merge two adjacent partitions to achieve certain purposes like seeking for better management and more space. However, can we combine partitions without data loss? Can we merge partition quite easily? In general, if you want to quickly and effectively merge partitions without deleting, you can turn to MiniTool partition magic because of its powerful functions and high security.