Hard disk partitions are an integral part of any Windows-based ecosystem, including Windows 10. Nevertheless, they can sometimes be created inappropriately and, for example, offer too much free space on one and two little free space on the other partition, making them impractical to use. There may also be too many partitions on your PC, which may be difficult for you to manage.
In other words, partitions can cause problems, but fortunately, merging them can easily solve them. However, this usually means that at least one of the partitions must be deleted before merging. Therefore, before proceeding with this process, make sure you understand everything and save all your valuable data from the partitions to be deleted in the cloud or on an external drive so as not to lose them.
How to merge partitions in Windows 10
If you are still with us, you have to do this to merge your partitions.
- The first thing that should be in this process, as mentioned earlier, is a backup of the data that will be placed on the partitions to be deleted.
- After that you have to right click on yours “This PC” Desktop icon and go to the dropdown menu “Manage”.
- Next choose “Disk management” and find the partition (s) to be deleted and those to be expanded.
- Then right-click the partition you want to delete “Delete volume”
and confirm this by pressing “Yes”.
- When you’re done, go to the partition you want to expand, right click on it and choose “Expand volume”.
- Now the Expand the volume wizard is displayed and you should just press “Next”.
- In the newly opened window, select the space you want to expand your partition and press “Next”.
(Remember that the“Maximum available space” is the total amount of unallocated space on your drive.)
- Then go to “Finished”
And that’s it. Your partitions should now be fully merged and ready to work.