C Drive Getting Full Automatically Windows Server 2012 R2 How to Fix

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Want to extend partitions on server 2012 r2? This page will provide you with the best solutions to extend disk partition on server 2012 r2.

Andrew Wright

June 2, 2021

by Andrew Wright

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C Drive Getting Full Automatically Windows Server 2012 R2

If you are a Windows Server 2012 R2 user, you might have already gotten the “Low Disk Space” alert for c-drive. Is your c-drive getting full automatically few weeks after the windows installation? Well, this can occur due to several reasons. The unique tools and continuous updates for office use is the main reason why people prefer using Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019/2022. As the OS upgrades, the programs start to consume more and more GBS – resulting in c drive getting full. How to fix it? Follow this post and I’ll explain the best solutions for this problem.

How to Solve Low-Disk Space Problem Windows Server 2012 R2

As described above, there are several solutions to solve the low disk alert on Windows Server 2012 R2. Some of them are as follows

Deleting Temporary Files: Press Windows+R and type “%temp%” in the small window appearing at left bottom side. Press OK and delete all files showing in the new window.

Uninstalling/Deleting Programs: Go to the control panel and uninstall all unused programs from your system. Also, delete the related folders of these programs in the c drive to free more space.

Disk Cleanup: Open the Windows Explorer, right click on the c-drive and use the Disk Cleanup utility.

If these solutions do not work. Proceed reading the article.

Extend C Drive: IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

So far, IM-Magic Partition Resizer is the best option in case your c drive ran out of space. You can easily shrink and extend c drive using IM-Magic without any kind of data loss. Follow these steps to add more space to the system partition by utilizing free space from data partitions.

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Open the IM-Magic Server Edition

Select a data partition with enough space to add in c drive

Right click on the data partition and click “Resize/Move”

Now shrink the data partition by dragging the cursor over the bar showing the storage space.

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The separated space will be grayed out and called unallocated space.

Now keep dragging the grayed out space to the left by opening each partition until it reaches adjacent to the c drive

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Now right click on the c drive, select “Resize/Move” and add the unallocated space to the c drive.

The reason why I didn’t describe the disk management method is that disk management cannot add unallocated space unless it is placed adjacent to the c-drive. Moreover, extending c drive using disk management or diskpart includes risks of data loss and crashed OS. On the other hand, the disk operations handled by IM-Magic keep all the system files untouched.

If you still face the problem of low disk space, you may have outgrown your hard disk use and it’s time to change to a bigger one. In case of further questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a reply below.

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