How to solve C Drive full on Windows server 2016

Summary

If your C drive is full, you can not save data or install programs, and you will find your computer run very slow. Don’t worry, I will give some effective solutions in this article to extend C drive.

Andrew Wright

05/09/2020

by Andrew Wright

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Window Server 2016

The Windows server operating system 2016 is a software that is developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT package of operating systems. It was developed to run alongside the Windows 10 and was released in September of 2016.

Microsoft improved on the features of this server compared to those before it, and this is made evident in its performance. The same methods as in its server 2008 version for the Disk management version still remains in the Windows Server 2016. Thus, the basic operations of creating a partition, delete partition, format partition or to change the letter of the drive are available. However, it has advanced features such as; shrink volume, extend volume and change partition size available. One of its drawbacks is that you cannot extend the c-drive by shrinking the d-drive or any other drive on the same hard disk. You will need to use a third-party tool. We would like to recommend to you the IM-Magic Server Edition.

How to extend C-Drive in Server 2016 using the Disk Management built-in tool.

Step One: On the desktop, right-click the windows icon on the start bar. This will generate a dialog box. In the dialog box, click on Disk Management.

Extend C-Drive in Server 2016 using the Disk Management built-in toolExtend C-Drive in Server 2016 using the Disk Management built-in tool

Step Two: Ensure that the volume is connected to the c-drive as shown in the Disk Management. Right-click on the c-drive and choose the “Extend Volume” option.

Step Three:In the Extend Volume wizard, click next to continue.

Step Four:Select the disk and its available space. After which you click on next.

Step Five:Once you are satisfied with the selection as displayed in this stage, click on finish.

However, if there is no connected unallocated space in the disk management as explained in step two, you will realize that the Extended Volume is greyed out. In this case, you will need to delete the d-drive and expand the c-drive (although it is not advisable to do so for a number of reasons). For example. deleting the d-drive will still not offer you unallocated space.

Best way to extend C-Drive for windows server 2016.

As stated at the beginning of this write-up, the best way to extend the C Drive on Windows Server 2016 is through a third-party software. And in this case, the best option is the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition. This is because you eliminate the possibility of losing your data when you use this software. It is the effective partition Resizer that will help you to expand, shrink, move, or merge partitions with no data loss. It is 100% reliable and 100% guaranteed to work. In addition, it is easy to use and gives you the ability to preview an action before execution. It is not only compatible with Windows server 2016, it also works well for the older Windows server versions. You can get it for free download via its website: www.resize-c.com. It is fully supported for Windows Operating System and Windows Server.

[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.

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