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26-Jul-2006, 06:14 PM #1
Combine empty d drive with c drive
My hard drive is partitioned into a c and d drive and i wanted to combine both drives into one drive. Is there a way to merge my empty d drive into my c drive without removing all my data on the c drive? My d drive is completely empty.

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26-Jul-2006, 07:48 PM #2
Well, there are 3rd party solutions, but I'd make SURE you have a backup of your C: drive BEFORE you do this. The safest way to do it is to delete the D: partition, and then extend the C: partition. The merge function in Partition Magic sucks IMO. I'd consider Acronis Disk Director to do the task.
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26-Jul-2006, 09:42 PM #3
I've never used Acronis; but, I have experience with Paragon Hard Disk Manager Pro and Partition Magic. I have run into enough problems with Partition Magic failing certain operations that I have pretty much retired it in favor of Paragon Hard Disk Manager.

Although I don't recommend modifying partitions without backing up data, I can say I have never lost data resizing or combining partitions.

My systems all back uip every two hours, anyway.
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27-Jul-2006, 12:07 AM #4
Someon told me to delete the partition manually and merge the D drive with the C drive. The way they said it, it sounded like it was common knowledge! Can you do it manually without purchasing any program?

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27-Jul-2006, 01:17 AM #5
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27-Jul-2006, 02:01 AM #6
If I had the choice I wouldn't change a disklayout to only one C: drive if it's
the only disk you have.
Keeping the D: drive to store important data, backup's, drivers etc can be invaluable
if a problem one day occurs.
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