Free Merge Partitions for Windows 8, 32/64 bit to Combine Disk Space

Why need to merge Windows 8 partitions?

After a Windows 8 hard drive has been partitioned, one of the partitions, especially C drive, may run out of disk space but the adjacent partitions have enough free space. In this case you can merge partitions in Windows 8 for combining disk space into a bigger partition, which is ideal if you want to save a great deal of data that would not fit into a smaller partition.

How to merge partitions in Windows 8?

In general, you can merge partitions with Windows 8 Disk Management snap-in. However, you need to delete the partition to free up unallocated space in advance because the extend volume option only works with contiguous unallocated space. Then, merging Windows 8 partitions with Disk Management tool becomes time-consuming and risky.

As Partition Magic alternative for Windows 8, AOMEI Partition Assistant enables you to merge adjacent partitions into a bigger one directly. It does not require deleting any partitions. With several clicks, you can merge Windows 8 partitions without data loss.

AOMEI Partition Assistant helps merge Windows 8 partitions

The following is an example to show the step-by-step instruction of how to merge C and D partitions in Windows 8 with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition:

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Step1: Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition.

AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step2: Right click on C partition and select "Merge Partition".

Merge Partitions

Step3: In the pop-up window, choose C and D in the partition layout.

Merge Windows 8 Partitions

Step4: Click "OK". You can preview the D partition is merged into C partition. The size of the C partition is the total size of two partitions. To save the changes, please click "Apply" button on the toolbar.

Click Apply

After merging partitions operation being completed, all the contents in D partition will be placed in a folder named "D-drive" on C partition.

Note:system and/or boot partition can only be set as destination when merging with other partitions. And this is also another way to extend boot partition (system or C drive).

As ALL-IN-ONE partition manager and powerful disk management tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you to do the following operation in Windows 8:

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