When you delete a primary partition it will become an unallocated space. If you delete two partitions that are not contiguous and you want to combine unallocated space, what should you do? This post will show you how to combine hard drive space free with a professional partition manager.
Before I show you how to combine hard drive space free Windows 10, let’s take a look at an user’s question at first.
Question: 2 unallocated spaces on my hard disk (they are not contiguous), and now I want to combine them for creating a new large partition. Nevertheless, I have tried Windows 10 disk management but no solution was found. Can anybody suggest me a feasible way to combine hard drive spaces free?
To combine unallocated space, you need to move the partition in the middle to the left or right, so the two unallocated spaces can be adjacent. However, when you open Windows built-in partition tool Disk Management, right-click the partition in the middle, you will find that there is no such a function to move partition, as you can see from the following picture.
Alt=disk management cannot move partition
Some users delete the partition in the middle, then there will become a big unallocated space, which can be used to create a new partition. However, this will lead to data loss.
If there is no important file on the partition that users want to delete or users have backed up the partition, they can combine two unallocated spaces via deleting the middle partition directly in Disk Management. If users want to combine unallocated space without data loss, there is no other way but resort to a third-party manager.
As Disk Management cannot help you combine unallocated space without data loss, what should you do? Nowadays, third-party partition manager can help combine disk partitions together no matter they are logical, primary, or even unallocated space.
More importantly, the whole process will not bring any damage to data if users are lucky enough to find a safe program. Well then, which partitioning tool can help combine hard drive space free and safely? Try using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
How to Combine Hard Drive Spaces with Third-Party Partition Manager
There are many third-party partition managers on the Internet. However, users must choose a safe and reliable one. Many users may have heard about MiniTool Partition Wizard as it is a well-known partition manager trusted by more than tens of millions of people. With MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, you can merge unallocated space very quickly.
All of these operations can be completed in simple steps. Now let’s see how to combine unallocated space Windows 10 with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition. Detailed steps will be shown below.
Step 1. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition. Install it on your computer and launch it to get the main interface.
Step 2. In the main interface select the partition between the 2 unallocated spaces, and choose Move/Resize feature from the left side to get the interface.
Step 3. Here, we can drag the whole handle to the left edge or right edge so as to combine unallocated space, and then click OK to go back to the main interface.
Alt=move the partition to the right
Step 4. Now you can see 2 unallocated spaces will be combined to a larger one. If users just want to combine them, click Apply to perform changes. If you want to create a new partition with this space, please select it, choose Create Partition from the left side and finally click Apply to apply all changes.
Note: If there are 2 or more partitions between unallocated spaces, you just need to follow the above steps to move partition one by one until desired unallocated space are contiguous.
This is how I combine unallocated space Windows 10, and MiniTool Partition Wizard can also help you combine hard drives with its Merge Partition function. If you want to merge unallocated space Windows 10 or combine hard drives Windows 10, you can try MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition.
After learning how to combine unallocated spaces Windows 10 with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, you can see how simple it is to merge unallocated space with a professional partition manager. Of course there are other partitions managers that you can choose, but be sure to choose a reliable and reputable one.