No method I know of that doesn't use a backup copy safe away from the system during the partition work is "safe".
While I've used GPARTED to shuffle free space around, I will not do this without backup.
I also will not try the flying trapeze without safety nets or climb rocks without safety ropes. Folk seem willing to risk it all at times with the PC.
I found directions for unpartitioning my hard drive, but before I proceed, I was hoping I could get further information.
Will I lose the files on either of the partitions? When I purchased the computer, I stupidly had them partition it. I did not make the primary part large enough so I am constantly having problems with low disk space and have decided that I cannot find any real benefit to having it partitioned in the first place. I want to remove the partition, but don't want to have to format the drive and lose everything because honestly I don't know where the original software for the computer is and want to avoid having to reload it all. Is this possible?