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Combine empty d drive with c drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Likeatalltree, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. Likeatalltree

    Likeatalltree Thread Starter

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    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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  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    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.
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    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.
     
  4. Likeatalltree

    Likeatalltree Thread Starter

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    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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  6. dobbelina

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    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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