Need help consolidating partitions


  1. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Need help consolidating partitions


    Attached is a screenshot of Disk Management. I would like to get rid of the partition named: "Windows 10 (OLD) (G:)" and consolidate the space with the partition named "Windows 10 (NEW) (C:)". Windows 10 (OLD) is an old version of Windows 10 for which I have no further use. I have the apps:

    1. easyBCD (free version)
    2. MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Not comfortable using the apps to accomplish the consolidation without some guidance. Thank you.......
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    Offhand, it looks like G could simply be deleted right there in Windows Disk Management, which would leave a bunch of unallocated space next to C---and that unallocated space could then be added to C if you want, also using Windows Disk Management.

    But---how was the new C arrived at? It doesn't look like you've done a clean install. If you had, Windows Old would have been eliminated.
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  3. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I did a clean install on the C: partition. I saved my old Windows files (G:) in case I needed some of the settings saved there. I no longer need those files. How would I go about deleting G:?
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #4

    A "clean install" means to delete ALL partitions, so that the drive has ONLY "unallocated space". If you in fact retained what is now G, you didn't do a clean install.

    Leaving that aside---

    As I recall, you can delete a partition with a right click. Look for "delete volume". You could then immediately extend the current C so it takes up the space formerly used by G---again using Disk Management right clicks.

    I'm taking your word for it that you don't need anything on that partition.

    If "delete volume" isn't available with a right click, I'd take that to mean that Windows needs some files that are now on G.
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  5. Posts : 1,470
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Unplug/Disconnect all but one external device and image your drive (Macrium Reflect, freeware) to that remaining connected device before you do anything !

    Messing around with partitions can be fruitful .... but it can also end in tears.
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  6. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #6

    Nisko said:
    I did a clean install on the C: partition. I saved my old Windows files (G:) in case I needed some of the settings saved there. I no longer need those files. How would I go about deleting G:?
    From Disk Management

    1. Right click on G: ->Delete partition
    2. Right click on C: ->Extend Volume
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  7. Posts : 17,368
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

    topgundcp said:
    From Disk Management

    1. Right click on G: ->Delete partition
    2. Right click on C: ->Extend Volume
    Yep! This is an easy one! Just do it that way!
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  8. Posts : 2,766
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #8

    Backup any useful data on G: drive just before deleting it.
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  9. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thank you all for the help!! Worked fine.....
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