Merging partitions

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Merging partitions

Postby alfred » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:14 pm

Is it possible to combine 2 partitions to one long Partiton in BUI or with the help of the collection? Where to find the instruction?
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Re: Merging partitions

Postby Brian K » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:20 pm

alfred,

Two data partitions. Create an image backup of the second partition. Delete the second partition. Resize the first partition to take up the free space. Use tbiview/tbimount to copy the data from the image into the new resized partition.
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Re: Merging partitions

Postby alfred » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:24 am

Hi Brian,

where can I find tbiview/tbimount ?
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Re: Merging partitions

Postby Brian K » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:08 am

It's part of IFW and it can be downloaded separately from the TeraByte Unlimited web site.
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Re: Merging partitions

Postby alfred » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 am

Hi Brian,

to be secure I understood you correctly,


Brian K wrote:
> alfred,
>
> Two data partitions. Create an image backup of the second partition.

I have to do this within a started win10 with IFW?


Delete the second
> partition.

I have to do this in Partition Work in UEFI?

Resize the first partition to take up the free space.

I have to do this in Partition Work in UEFI?

Use tbiview/tbimount
> to copy the data from the image into the new resized partition.

I have to do this in a started Win10 with IFW?

Is this correct? IFW has to be installed in a started win10 partition to the OP and cannot be managed by a stick? Or is this possible?
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Re: Merging partitions

Postby Bob Coleman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:15 pm

alfred wrote:
> Hi Brian,
>
> to be secure I understood you correctly,
>
>
> Brian K wrote:
> > alfred,
> >
> > Two data partitions. Create an image backup of the second partition.
>
> I have to do this within a started win10 with IFW?

That's one way. You could use Disk Imaging in BIU.

>
>
> Delete the second
> > partition.
>
> I have to do this in Partition Work in UEFI?

Probably the best way.

>
> Resize the first partition to take up the free space.
>
> I have to do this in Partition Work in UEFI?

Yes.

>
> Use tbiview/tbimount
> > to copy the data from the image into the new resized partition.
>
> I have to do this in a started Win10 with IFW?

You do need to do it in a started Windows, presumably Win10 here. Tbiview/Tbimount come with IFW and can be installed while installing IFW, but they run as separate applications and can be obtained at
https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-image-for-windows.htm . See under Related Components.

It sounds like you may not have IFW installed and may not want to install it. If that's the case

Create the backup of the second partition with Disk Imaging in BIU.
Delete the second partition with Partition Work in BIU.
Resize the first partition using Partition Work in BIU.
Copy the data from the image of the second partition into the resized first partition using TBIVview or TBIMount. I prefer TBIMount.

You open the image file with TBIMount. You will see all the files withing the image and can copy them to the resized partition.

You will have to install TBIView/TBIMount, but not IFW if you don't want to. The only thing here that IFW might be used for is creating the image of the original second partition.

>
> Is this correct? IFW has to be installed in a started win10 partition to the OP and
> cannot be managed by a stick? Or is this possible?
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