Adjust/Change Disk Partition Size in Windows Server 2008/2012/2016


C drive running out of space in Windows server 2008/2012/2016? Don’t worry, you can adjust disk partition size in Windows server without data loss.

Andrew Wright

June 2, 2021

by Andrew Wright

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C drive running out of space how to resize partition

C drive running out of space is a major problem with virtually every windows server. It affects the functioning of the system from opening folders and applications to loading the internet which leaves you with no choice but to adjust change partition size server.

Now, to the big question – how do you resize partition?

Resizing partitions is made possible with a built-in tool called the Disk Management tool but this tool is not 100% effective as it doesn’t apply to cases where the shrink or extend volume option is grayed out.

In such grayed out cases, you would have to employ the help the of reliable third-party freeware like IM-Magic Partition Resizer, which is sure to adjust change partition size server.

Adjust/Change Partition Size Server 2008 R2

As I mentioned earlier, you can resize partition on any Windows server including Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Disk Management tool. This built-in tool is equipped with features that allow Windows users to resize partitions by shrinking and extending server volume.

How to Shrink Volume in Disk Management

One of the many features of the disk management tool is the ability to shrink partitions to release unallocated space which can be added to another partition to increase its size. Usually, the shrink volume-extend volume wizard is there to guide you through the process but here are the basic steps to follow when using the disk management tool to shrink a partition.

Step 1: First, locate the disk management tool by clicking on the ‘Windows’ button on your keyboard and input the command “compmgmt.msc” to open disk management console.

Step 2: Locate the partition with unused space that you would want to shrink.

Step 3: Input the amount of free space that you want to shrink from the partition.

Step 4: Click ‘shrink’ to free up some space.

How to Extend Volume in Disk Manage Tool

Like shrinking volume, extending volume is also quite easy with the disk management tool. You just have to click on the partition you wish to resize and select the ‘extend volume’ option. Then, you move the unallocated space you got from shrinking the other partition to the partition of your choice. After which, you click on ‘finish’ to effect the change.

Well, the disk management tool is of no use if you do not have unallocated space in the partition just adjacent to the partition you wish to resize. To adjust change partition size server in such cases, you would need the help of a trusted third party freeware like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a safe and trusted freeware that you can use on your windows server 2008 R2 to shrink, enlarge, resize, or extend partitions or volume of C drive or any other drive.

What’s more? You can rest assured that you wouldn’t encounter any difficulty as the freeware comes with some very easy-to-use explicit steps that any beginner or professional would understand.

Steps to resize partitions with IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Install and run the downloaded freeware

Select any partition with free space regardless of its location

Click on ‘shrink’ to shrink its volume

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Move the unallocated (free) space to your windows server 2008 R2 C drive

Click on extend or resize to increase the volume of your windows server 2008 C drive

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After which you select the ‘APPLY’ option to effect the change.

And you are done!

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