Resize NTFS Partition Windows 2008

Summary

This article will focus on the method to extend NTFS partition when it runs on low disk space in Windows 2008, SBS 2008.

Andrew Wright

December 5, 2014

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Have you ever encountered the problem that disk partition which has NTFS file system is running on low disk space on Windows Server 2008? Or have you ever wanted to squeeze some free space a NTFS partition that still has lots of free space? Such kind of task can be accomplished easily with help of IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. It works as professional partition software to help extend NTFS partition when it is lacking free space and shrink the partition to squeeze unallocated space when it runs on low. This partition software is compatible with all Windows Servers, so you can use it on Windows Server 2008 to resize NTFS partition.

Resize NTFS Partition on Server 2008 Step by Step

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

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition so that you can squeeze some unallocated space from it.

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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 the NTFS partition which runs on low disk space. Right click this NTFS partition and choose "Resize/Move".

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:

Move the arrows to add the unallocated space to the selected NTFS partition and then click "Apply" button.

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Situations That You Need to Resize NTFS Partition on Server 2008

"There are two partitions namely C drive and D drive on my Windows Server 2008 computer. C drive is system partition which has FAT32 file system and D drive is data partition which has NTFS file system. Today I receive a message that C drive is running on low disk space, so I want to move some free space from the D drive to increase the size of system partition C drive. So my question is how I can shrink a NTFS partition on Windows Server 2008."

"My Maxtor hard disk was partitioned into three partitions on my Windows Server 2008. Now, one partition is nearly full while the other two partitions still have some free space. So I am wondering if I can move some free space from the other two partitions to extend the partition that is nearly full. All these three partitions have NTFS file system. Thanks for any help that can resize the NTFS partition without repartitioning hard disk."

Making Unallocated Space on Windows 2008

Unallocated space is always needed when you want to extend a partition, so you need to shrink a partition to create some unallocated space first of all before you can expand a partition. You can shrink a NTFS partition or FAT32 partition to squeeze unallocated space. Here are some possible methods with which you can squeeze unallocated space on Windows 2008 partition:

1. Shrink disk partition under Windows Server 2008 Disk Management You can open Disk Management on Windows Server 2008 and select the "Shrink Volume" option to squeeze some unallocated space from the partition that still has lots of free space.

2. Run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to squeeze unallocated space in Windows 2008 IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server works as a partition manager tool, which allows you to shrink partition easily without touching any data.

Add Unallocated Space to Server 2008 NTFS Partition

After shrinking a partition, the unallocated space will show behind the partition you shrink. So you need to move the unallocated space close to the NTFS partition that you want to extend and then you can add the unallocated space to the NTFS partition by using any of method below:

1. Run Diskpart command to extend NTFS data partition If the NTFS partition you want to extend is a data partition instead of system partition, you can run Diskpart command to add the unallocated space to expand the NTFS partition.

2. Extend NTFS partition under Disk Management Right clicking the NTFS partition and selecting "Extend Volume" option, you can increase the size of partition under Disk Management on Windows Server 2008.

3. Move unallocated space to NTFS partition by relying on partition software The professional partition software provides easiest way to help add the unallocated space to the NTFS partition which is running out of disk space. The partition software can work on Windows 2008, SBS 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and other Windows Servers.

Pay Attention

The three methods above can help you extend NTFS partition when there is adjacent unallocated space on Windows Server 2008, below are something you need to pay attention to:
1. You had better backup data if you resize NTFS partition by running Diskpart command or Disk Management on Windows Server 2008.
2. Diskpart command cannot resize a system partition.


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