Windows 10: Drive management help - Combining two non-adjacent Unallocated blocks

Discus and support Drive management help - Combining two non-adjacent Unallocated blocks in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I deleted two old recovery partitions and I'm trying to figure out some way I can combine the two blocks and merge them with my C: partition if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by mike406, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. mike406 Win User

    Drive management help - Combining two non-adjacent Unallocated blocks


    I deleted two old recovery partitions and I'm trying to figure out some way I can combine the two blocks and merge them with my C: partition if possible. Any help would be appreciated

    Screenshot: https://i.gyazo.com/8c96504f7ab41abd...bac95d8490.png

    :)
     
    mike406, Feb 16, 2018
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  2. mlg63 Win User

    Move unallocated space in external drive

    Unallocated means the partition or drive is not formatted. You cannot move or include a partition unless it is on the same hard drive. Right click on the Start Button and select Disk Management to see how the drives are partitioned and the letter designation
    of the drives and make sure it is your external drive. You can format that unallocated partition in Disk Management or if it is adjacent to the right of the formatted partition* you can extend the used partition to include the unallocated portion--combining
    both. Then you will be able to use the external drive or that unallocated partition to store files, backups, system images. Be very careful when using Disk Management. Partitioning is not for inexperienced users so read the Help files about it.

    * the unallocated partition must be next to the other E partition and on the right side with nothing between them.
     
    mlg63, Feb 16, 2018
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  3. Changing Drive Allocation

    Hi William,

    When moving unallocated space using Disk Management, the space should be adjacent to the right side of the C drive in order to move or extend the volume. If the unallocated space is not adjacent to the drive or located on
    another disk, the extend volume option will be greyed out/unavailable.

    Let us know should you have other concerns.
     
    Darwin Dim, Feb 16, 2018
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  4. AndreTen Win User

    Drive management help - Combining two non-adjacent Unallocated blocks

    Try with Minitool partition wizard. Free one doesn't support partition merge, but you can move and extend existing partitions. I did it this way.
     
    AndreTen, Feb 16, 2018
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  5. Samuria Win User
    You move the second one to the left then move c to the left move recovery to the right all unalocatedshould then be next to c which you can now expand
     
    Samuria, Feb 16, 2018
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  6. mike406 Win User
    Drive management help - Combining two non-adjacent Unallocated blocks [​IMG]


    Much cleaner, and I got the partitions numbered consecutively in diskpart to help my OCD *Smile

    Thank you for the responses. It worked, but somehow I messed up the current Recovery partition, but was able to re-create a new one so all is well. Thank you.
     
    mike406, Feb 16, 2018
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  7. AndreTen Win User
    Glad it worked. *Thumbs

    You can mark the thread as solved.
     
    AndreTen, Apr 5, 2018
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