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I have these partitions:

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I want to merge D and G together, but I can't. D can merge with C, but G cannot merge with anything. Why is this? I recently installed Windows again, before I had 750GB main partition and 250GB data partition, then during the windows install, I resized the 750GB to 500GB and therefore around ~187GB was left unused, but now I can't merge that 187GB with anything!

    
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Thats because you have info on it. I believe you have to format the partition and make it unallocated then you can expand the other partition to take it over. I have not messed with partitions much but I believe that's how you do it.
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Thats because you have info on it. I believe you have to format the partition and make it unallocated then you can expand the other partition to take it over. I have not messed with partitions much but I believe that's how you do it.


I've tried lots of things, but still nothing.

    
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Remove/ bakcup all data on both D and G
use Windows disk management to delete the volumes
expand one of them with the other
format

That's how I did it a while ago IIRC for something similar.
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Did you delete the partition or format it to make it unallocated. Once you can make it unallocated you should just be able to merge it to the other partition.
Also have you tried to do it through windows and not through that program?
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Okay here's a video I made to show the problem:

http://tinypic.com/r/2cmsz6t/5

 

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Remove/ bakcup all data on both D and G
use Windows disk management to delete the volumes
expand one of them with the other
format

That's how I did it a while ago IIRC for something similar.

 

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Did you delete the partition or format it to make it unallocated. Once you can make it unallocated you should just be able to merge it to the other partition.
Also have you tried to do it through windows and not through that program?


 

    
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post #7 of 19
Have you tried expanding the C partition into the free space?
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Delete partition G: so you have unallocated space.
Then expand D: into the unallocated space.
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Originally Posted by himynamesnoah View Post

Delete partition G: so you have unallocated space.
Then expand D: into the unallocated space.

Just fiddled on my system to see how I did it last time and this ^ should work.

You need to have 1 formatted volume and the other has to be unallocated space.

Then you extend the formatted one.

If it says 'Free space' instead of unallocated (like it did in the video IIRC) then right-click and choose delete partition.

Should work

EDIT: rewatched the video a few times and you did what I did... Tried merging G with D? I mean format G, make D unallocated and then extend G?
Quite odd really because you're not doing anything wrong
Edited by Bloitz - 12/8/11 at 7:03am
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Have you tried expanding the C partition into the free space?


Can't do that :(, option is greyed out.



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Delete partition G: so you have unallocated space.
Then expand D: into the unallocated space.


Can't, it won't let me.


 

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Delete partition G: so you have unallocated space.
Then expand D: into the unallocated space.

Just fiddled on my system to see how I did it last time and this ^ should work.

You need to have 1 formatted volume and the other has to be unallocated space.

Then you extend the formatted one.

If it says 'Free space' instead of unallocated (like it did in the video IIRC) then right-click and choose delete partition.

Should work

EDIT: rewatched the video a few times and you did what I did... Tried merging G with D? I mean format G, make D unallocated and then extend G?
Quite odd really because you're not doing anything wrong
 


I did try, still won't let me.

 

    
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