Merge Partitions


  1. Posts : 35
    Win10 Pro 64 v 20H2 build 19042.572
       #1

    Merge Partitions


    Every time i backup with Macrium i keep seeing 3 partitions on C: everything works fine and backs up no problems can i merge the third part with the second part as it looks lost and with a none indication i assume it is doing nothing.
    I think it was a left over from upgrading to Win10, not sure.
    I have mini tool partition, i think that will do the job if it is safe to do so, any suggestions.

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 41,459
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #2

    1) Run: DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file


    2) Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

    3) Download and install Minitool Partition Wizard > click launch > post an image of the results into this thread
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download
    MiniTool Portable Partition Magic Brings Easier Disk Management
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  3. Posts : 18,432
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    mojo53 said:
    Every time i backup with Macrium i keep seeing 3 partitions on C: everything works fine and backs up no problems can i merge the third part with the second part as it looks lost and with a none indication i assume it is doing nothing.
    I think it was a left over from upgrading to Win10, not sure.
    I have mini tool partition, i think that will do the job if it is safe to do so, any suggestions.

    Thanks
    The third partition is the Windows Recovery Environment (WINRE) partition. Yes, you can merge it with the second (C: drive partition). The commands (in a command prompt with administrator privileges would be):
    Code:
    reagentc /disable
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select part 3
    delete part override
    select part 2
    extend
    exit
    reagentc /enable
    exit
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  4. Posts : 7,898
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    The last partition is the Windows Recovery partition. It's useful so I would leave it alone. I use MiniTool Partition Wizard to fiddle with partitions. I use the portable version since Defender often blocks the usual installer.
    Last edited by Steve C; 06 Nov 2020 at 01:40.
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  5. Posts : 7
    win10
       #5

    Steve C said:
    The last partition in the Windows Recovery partition. It's useful so I would leave it alone. I use MiniTool Partition Wizard to fiddle with [partitions. I use the portable version since Defender often blocks the usual installer.
    I installed the MiniTool Partition Wizard from their official website by using the online installer but did not encounter this kind of issue when installing. Maybe you can contact their support to get an offline installer to have a try.

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    mojo53 said:
    Every time i backup with Macrium i keep seeing 3 partitions on C: everything works fine and backs up no problems can i merge the third part with the second part as it looks lost and with a none indication i assume it is doing nothing.
    I think it was a left over from upgrading to Win10, not sure.
    I have mini tool partition, i think that will do the job if it is safe to do so, any suggestions.

    Thanks

    That seems to be a system recovery partition. Maybe you can consider not merging it.
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  6. Posts : 35
    Win10 Pro 64 v 20H2 build 19042.572
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks for all the options i guess it's not hogging to much space so i might just leave it.
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