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#1 Pteroduck

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

Hi, does anyone know how to merge a drive?

I had a 320gb hard drive that i partitioned, 160 for windows7 160  for ubuntu 12.04

im planning to give someone else the hard drive and it only has 150gb's 

is there anyway i can merge the unbuntu with the windows 7 to get 320gb's again? ( yes im formatting it)

by the way, in windows 7 i cant see the other half of the drive



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

since you're giving away the HDD, format it beforehand then. what do you mean to merge btw?

by the way, in windows 7 i cant see the other half of the drive

 

you have to assign drive letter/format the "missing" drive first via win7 disk management tool.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Fire up disk management and delete all partitions, then create a new one and you should be set.


Computer Management > Disk Management > select drive > delete all partitions > create new partition


I can give more details or an alternate method and what not if need be.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:23 AM

You could also just go in and kill one partition and then merge the empty space with the existing.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

That would make it a Dynamic disk IIRC, not sure if thats what they want..



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

Wow it worked! thanks so much!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

For what it's worth, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is an excellent freeware partition manager. It does not allow merging of partitions, but the work-around like the others mentioned would be to delete partition 2 and then extend partition 1 to the now empty partition 2. The software is also available in a bootable ISO.

 

http://www.partition...on-manager.html


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

For what it's worth, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is an excellent freeware partition manager. It does not allow merging of partitions, but the work-around like the others mentioned would be to delete partition 2 and then extend partition 1 to the now empty partition 2. The software is also available in a bootable ISO.

 

http://www.partition...on-manager.html


Yeah but if it can be done in disk management then why waste your time with this software? are there any other perceived advantages? if not then I don't see why anyone should use it.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

 

For what it's worth, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is an excellent freeware partition manager. It does not allow merging of partitions, but the work-around like the others mentioned would be to delete partition 2 and then extend partition 1 to the now empty partition 2. The software is also available in a bootable ISO.

 

http://www.partition...on-manager.html


Yeah but if it can be done in disk management then why waste your time with this software? are there any other perceived advantages? if not then I don't see why anyone should use it.

 

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