Best Solution to Add Space to C Drive on Windows server sbs 2008 r2

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Summary

C drive run out of space ? No more space to install programs? Want to add more space to C drive from other drive? You can easily make it with this effective partition manage tool

Andrew Wright

17/09/2019

by Andrew Wright

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Why you need to add space to C drive

Your Windows Small Business server(SBS) 2008 r2 is running out of disk space. You do the system cleanup to free up the space. Generally, when your c drive is out of space, you delete the temporary files, clear the history and cache files files, temporary profile files(Run->%temp% and then delete all the files), uninstall the programs and stop the unwanted background running processes to see more space on your C drive.

However, these steps will not help you much if your C drive is getting filled up frequently. That means you must expand your C drive now by taking free space from other drives.

Add space to c drive server sbs 2008 r2

Extending C drive in sbs 2008 r2 is done by adding unallocated space to C drive,if you don’t have unallocated space, you can shrink one volume and extend your c drive. You can extend your C drive in sbs 2008 r2 from disk management tool. You right click the C drive and click on Extend option to allocate space to your C drive. But hang on!! The extend option is enabled only when you have unallocated space next to your C drive.

Adding unallocated space to c drive sbs 2008 r2 server

Unallocated space is a partition that you see in disk management which does not have any drive name and not in use. When you want to add this unallocated space to c drive, it must be at the right side of your C drive. When you click on C partition, you will see the extend option grayed out or disabled because the unallocated space is not right side of C drive. Even if you try to shrink the next partition, the freed up unallocated space is created not next to C drive. You cannot even move the unallocated space close to C drive. Hence you cannot extend your C drive from disk management tool if your unallocated partition is not next to C drive.

Move unallocated space and Extend your C drive

The best solution to add Space to C Drive on Windows server sbs 2008 r2 is to move the unallocated space near to C drive.This is not possible with in-built Windows Disk Management tool.

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IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server edition is the best tool you can use to add Space to C Drive on Windows server sbs 2008 r2. It allows you to move the unallocated partition.. You can even shrink your existing drive to create more unallocated space. If you are using this tool, you need not format your partitions simply to create unallocated space. Formatting means you loose your files.

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IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server edition is simple to use and you can do every disk management task from this simple tool. The tool does not touch your data when you do any disk activity. The data is 100% safe. It has a rollback data protection technique which keeps your files safe if your system is shutdown while doing any re-sizing activity.

[Guide] Steps to extend volume without data loss

This step by step guide will show you the right way to extend any volume using  IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited edition.

Step-1  Download install, and launch the program.

Step-2 Right click the large volume to produce unallocated free space.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

Step-3  Then right click c and drag the border to acquire the free space.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

Step-4 Apply the changes.

You can download the trial version and check how useful this tool is. For more info, visit : https://www.resize-c.com/server/

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