1.    20 Jun 2017 #1
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    Merge Two Partititons Between Recovery Partition


    Hi, I just bought an SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) and I want to use my old HDD (WDC Black 1TB) for games. Right now my old HDD has 2 unallocated spaces and a 'Recovery Partition' between them. How can I merge all of them into 1 partitions (1TB)?

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  2.    20 Jun 2017 #2
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    It seems Disk 1 is empty. If so, then simply reformat the drive. Else, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to sort disk partitions
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  3.    20 Jun 2017 #3
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    Thanks for your reply

    Yes, Disk 1 is empty except for 450MB 'Recovery Partition'. I can't delete that recovery partition and thus, cannot format the disk into single, 1TB partition. How to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to solve this?
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  4.    20 Jun 2017 #4
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    Install Minitool Partition Wizard Free, click on that recovery partition, select delete then click the Apply button on the top rhs. You should then be able to merge the remaining partitions and format the drive using MPW.
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  5.    20 Jun 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffflip View Post
    Thanks for your reply

    Yes, Disk 1 is empty except for 450MB 'Recovery Partition'. I can't delete that recovery partition and thus, cannot format the disk into single, 1TB partition. How to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to solve this?
    You could just do this.

    From an admin command prompt type

    diskpart

    select disk 1

    clean

    create partition primary

    select partition 1

    format fs=ntfs quick

    assign

    exit

    exit

    and drive will be fully ready to use.
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  6.    20 Jun 2017 #6
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    ^
    thank you very much. solved it under 3 minutes
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  7.    20 Jun 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffflip View Post
    ^
    thank you very much. solved it under 3 minutes
    It is well worth learning how to use diskpart.
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  8.    20 Jun 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffflip View Post
    ^
    thank you very much. solved it under 3 minutes
    MiniTool Partition Wizard is very handy if your prefer not to use DISKPART.
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