1.    20 Dec 2015 #1
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    How to identify contents of partitions


    My single ssd has the partitions shown in the attached file. This notebook was converted to win 10 from 8.1. I want to merge C: and D: into one volume. However to do that it appears that I need to have them adjacent. I tried to move the two offending small partitions but can't. Better yet I would feel better about just deleting them . Is there a way to tell what is in them? I don't care about recovering to win 8.1. Any suggestions??

    Kentm
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  2.    21 Dec 2015 #2
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    Instead of using AOMEI Partition Assistance. Use: Magic Partition Manager , Right click on the partition and select explore or Assign a letter for the partition then you can explore it with File Explorer.

    The 2 partitions are Recovery partitions, they might have Windows Recovery & factory diagnostic tools, they are small so I don't think they contain factory recovery image.

    In order to move these 2 partitions, you must have some unallocated space next to them to move to. If your D: Drive contains data, temporary move the data to C: drive or to an external drive then delete D: drive to make it unallocated, You can use either Windows Disk Management or Partition Manager to do this task.

    IMO, Your Windows OS partition scheme is a mess. If you want to clean and re-align all partitions. Use this:
    Solved Help With Partition Management - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    21 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp;508738


    IMO, Your Windows OS partition scheme is a mess. If you want to clean and re-align all partitions. Use this:
    [URL="https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/32881-help-partition-management-post493371.html#post493371"
    Solved Help With Partition Management - Windows 10 Forums[/URL]
    Thanks for the reply and the information. I definitely agree with your opinion. I do not have it fixed yet due to other issues that have cropped up. But I wanted to thank you for the help and I will definitely reply back here when I get it working.
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  4.    21 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by merkelck View Post
    Thanks for the reply and the information. I definitely agree with your opinion. I do not have it fixed yet due to other issues that have cropped up. But I wanted to thank you for the help and I will definitely reply back here when I get it working.
    One useful bit of information may be gotten by executing "reagentc /info" from an elevated command prompt. The output will show if you have an enabled WinRE partition and which one it is.

    If the 4th and 5th are not your active WinRE partitions, they may be candidates to just delete and get out of the way.
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  5.    21 Dec 2015 #5
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    I managed to get back to it quicker than I expected and I think I have it where I want it. The minitool did the job as did some tips from the other thread you pointed out. Here is a shot of the drive now.
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    Thanks to you and others, I may still have some hair left after all

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  6.    21 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    One useful bit of information may be gotten by executing "reagentc /info" from an elevated command prompt. The output will show if you have an enabled WinRE partition and which one it is.

    If the 4th and 5th are not your active WinRE partitions, they may be candidates to just delete and get out of the way.
    I had seen your idea in another thread and learned something new there. It did identify the right partition.
    Thanks for your time.
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  7.    22 Dec 2015 #7
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    Glad you got it all sorted, mostly with topgun's help, Kent! Looks good.
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