Increase Size of C Drive SBS 2003

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On this page, you will learn about step-by-step guide and useful tips to increase the size of C drive on Windows SBS 2003.

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Aug 5, 2014

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SBS 2003 C Drive Resizing Software Download

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to increase size of C drive when it is running out of disk space on Windows SBS 2003.

Partition Software for SBS 2003 C Drive Resizing

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Have you ever run into such a problem that your Windows SBS 2003 system pops up low disk space warning on C drive when starting your computer? What to do if you frequently receive such kind of warning message? You must extremely want to look for a way to fix the low disk space issue? Now, you can resolve the problem simply, because third-party partition software can help you resize C drive. You can download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to resize hard disk and increase the size of C drive without touching original data stored on the C drive.


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Steps to Increase Size of C Drive on SBS 2003

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has enough free disk space and choose "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
When mouse shows double arrows symbol, you can shrink the selected partition so as to produce some unallocated space.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

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Step 3:
You need to move the unallocated space close to C drive. Right click C drive and choose "Resize/Move" option.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:
Move the arrows to increase size of C drive and then click "Apply" button.

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Why Need to Increase Size of C Drive?

Somebody might think it unnecessary to increase size of C drive even it is running on low disk space, but they simply think to delete some unnecessary files to free up space. However, if you have ever encountered low disk space problem on C drive, you may know that deleting files cannot solve the problem thoroughly, because the space might be eaten up soon. Therefore, the best way to fix the C drive low disk space problem is to increase the size of C drive with third-party partition software. In the following paragraphs, we will introduce partition software and tell useful tips to increase the size of C drive when it is lacking of free space on Windows SBS 2003.

Increase Size of SBS 2003 C Drive with Partition Software

In fact, the problem of low disk space on C drive on Windows SBS 2003 can be resolved by using third-party partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. As long as there is free space on the same hard disk, you can squeeze free space from other partition to produce some unallocated space so that you can increase the size of C drive. In order to create some unallocated space, you can use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to shrink the partition that has large free space. After shrinking the partition, you can see some free space and it will be shown as unallocated volume on your computer.

Extend C Drive Windows SBS 2003 Diskpart

Diskpart command is Windows built-in tool, which enables users to perform disk space management. Although it is a Windows built-in disk management tool, Diskpart command is not widely used by many people because it is not easy to handle. However, as a disk management tool, Diskpart command has the function of extending disk partition. Unallocated space is needed in order to extend a disk partition with help of Diskpart command. What’s more, the unallocated space must be contiguous to the partition you want to extend. There is another bad news that Diskpart cannot extend a system partition or FAT32 partition, so you may fail to extend C drive if operating system is installed on this drive or if the file system of C drive is FATA32.

Move Unallocated Space close to C Drive

No matter you want to increase size of SBS 2003 C drive with help of partition software or Diskpart command, contiguous unallocated space is needed on the same hard disk. However, as you know, when you shrink a partition, the free space will often be located beside the partition you shrink. Then, how can you move the unallocated space close to C drive? Actually, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server allows you move partition easily as you wish.

Well, no matter you extend C drive, shrink partition or move partition by using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, the partition software only resize the hard disk and change the partition size, but it will not delete or modify any data on the hard disk.


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