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Merge Hard Drive Partitions in Windows Server 2003 without Losing Data

How to merge two partitions on the same hard drive without formatting partitions and reinstalling Windows Server 2003 - one of the partitions being the system partition C drive?

Why do you need to merge partitions in Windows Server 2003?

Lots of users would like to merge partitions in Windows Server 2003 because of various reasons. For example, Dell commonly configured the Server with a small 12GB C drive for the pre-installed OS and a large (almost empty) D partition for data. The capacity level of C drive is too low to meet the growing Windows updates and application installations so they wish to merge two or more partitions and gain a larger system partition C drive.

Maybe some user’s issue is not related to system partition C drive and they wish to merge partitions into a bigger one. No matter which reasons, Partition Magic Server 2003 Software - Partition Assistant Server Edition allows you to merge partitions in Windows Server 2003 without data loss.

How to merge two adjacent partitions in Windows 2003?

Note: In case your Server loses power or goes down for some reason, Partition Assistant Server provides disk & partition copy wizard with you to backup all data before you do merge partitions operation.

In this example, Windows Server 2003 system partition C drive is running out of disk space, and then we need to merge partitions C and D. Other configurations are possible.

Step1: Launch Partition Magic for Server - Partition Assistant Server. Right click C drive and select "Merge Partition" as shown below.

Merge Partitions Server 2003

Step2: In the pop-up window, you should first choose two adjacent partitions in the partition layout. In this example, choose C drive and D drive. Then, choose the merge target partition by selecting a partition label.

Merge Partitions Windows 2003

Step3: Click "OK" to return to the main window. You can preview D drive has been merged into C drive. To save the change, please click "Apply" button on the toolbar.

Click Apply

When the merge partitions task is complete, the contents of the D partition will be found in a folder within system partition C drive.

Tips: If you want to extend system partition C drive while dividing operating system files from movies, music, etc. This Partition Magic Server 2003 Software - Partition Assistant Server Edition also lets you merge unallocated space to C drive.

Besides, it can perform all the advanced functions for Server maintenance and disk performance, including resize and move partition, extend NTFS system partition without rebooting, split partition, allocate free space, copy disk and partition, convert primary partition to logical and vice versa, convert file system, etc. Why not download partition magic free trial version and try it free to merge partitions in Windows Server 2003?

For Enterprise users, Unlimited Edition provides unlimited usage within one company to save money, namely, you can install it on multiple machines in your company to maximize business productivity whilst minimizing the total cost of management.

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