Windows Server 2003 2008 2012 R2 Low Disk Space on C

Summary

This article will share the experience on fixing low disk space issue on C drive in Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, etc.

Andrew Wright

July 17, 2014

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Partition Software to Fix Low Disk Space on C

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Probably, there are different solutions to fix low disk space warning on C drive, but the best solution is to extend C drive. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is partition software for Windows Server users to resize disk partition without reinstalling system or repartitioning hard disk. This partition software helps you reallocate disk space so that you can reallocate more free space to C drive. To perform partition resizing with IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, there is no need to backup data or move data to other device. This partition software is able to resize disk partition without touching any data on the hard disk.


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Guide to Extend C Drive on Windows Server R2

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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 large free disk space and select "Resize/Move".

Step 2:
Move the arrow to shrink the selected partition to create 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 should 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 arrow to add unallocated space to C drive and then click "Apply" button.

 

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Why Receive Low Disk Space Warning on C Drive?

C drive may show red bar when it is running out of disk space on some Windows OS like Windows 7, while some Windows OS will show low disk space warning message when C drive space is too little. The reason why Windows system pops up low disk space warning message is to alert you that there is no enough free space on the C drive. If you don’t want your computer to face unexpected disaster, you had better free disk space on C drive or extend C drive when receiving the warning message.

Why Extend C Drive?

When C drive is running on low disk space, most people will think to free space on C drive by deleting or moving unnecessary files. Some people will think to perform Disk cleanup to free space on C drive. However, if you have ever tried either of the two solutions, you may know that neither of them can solve the C drive low disk space problem thoroughly. Therefore, you need to extend C drive in order to fix low disk space issue on C drive thoroughly. Extending C drive is to move free space from other partition to C drive, so you don’t need to delete any data from C drive.

How to Extend C Drive When Receiving Low Disk Space Alert?

Since extending C drive space is the best solution to fix low disk space problem on Windows Server, you may doubt how to extend a C drive. Well, you can usually rely on the method below to extend Windows Server C drive space:
1. Disk Management to extend C drive
2. Diskpart command to extend C drive space
3. Partition software to extend C drive

What mentioned above are the most common methods to extend C drive space when it is running out of disk space on Windows Server.

Disk Management to Extend Windows Server C Drive

Disk Management is a Windows built-in tool that can manage disk storage system. You can open Disk Management to extend C drive partition in some situations. Disk Management is not always available in all situations. Only Windows Server 2008 Disk Management has the ability to extend C drive space. However, there is a disadvantage that Windows Server 2008 Disk Management cannot move partition. Thus, you are unable to extend C drive with Disk Management in Windows Server 2008 if there is no contiguous unallocated space behind C drive. In this situation, you need to delete the partition behind C drive so as to move the unallocated space close to C drive.

Diskpart to Extend C Drive in Windows Server

Diskpart command is another solution for extending C drive on Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2008, etc. The limitation of Diskpart command is that it cannot extend an FAT partition or system partition. In addition, like Disk Management, Diskpart command cannot extend disk partition too when there is no contiguous unallocated space behind the partition you want to extend. Therefore, Diskpart command can only extend a NTFS data volume on condition that there is unallocated space right behind the partition you need to extend.

Partition Software for Windows Server C Drive Extending

Without any limitation, professional partition software like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is able to extend both NTFS and FAT partition no matter it is system partition or data volume. The partition software can extend partition, shrink partition and move partition quite easily. In addition to those functions, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server has more advantages:
* It is able to work on all Windows Servers including Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, Windows Server R2, SBS 2002, 2008, and more.
* Extend C drive without rebooting
* Extend C partition without reformatting
* Resize disk partition without reinstalling system
* Increase size of C drive without data loss

 

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