Cannot Extend Volume for Windows 2008 C Drive


This article will talk about the solution for Windows Server 2008 C drive resizing by relying on third-party partition software.

Andrew Wright

December 10, 2014

by Andrew Wright

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to increase size of C drive when Windows 2008 built-in disk management tool cannot extend volume.

Partition Software for Windows 2008 C Drive Increasing

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Have you ever installed Windows 2008 operating system on your computer? Most people tend to install operating system on C drive, so C drive plays an important role in keeping good performance of computer. However, along with different applications being installed on C drive, the C drive will run out of disk space one day. If C drive is running out of disk space on Windows Server 2008, the best way to resolve the problem is to rely on professional partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. This software enables you to increase the size of C drive without touching original data.

Steps to Extend C Drive on Windows 2008

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Step 1:
Download, install and launch IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has enough free space and choose "Resize/Move".

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition so that you can get 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 need to move the unallocated space close to C drive. Then, right click C drive and choose "Resize/Move".

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:

Move the arrows to extend the C drive and then click "Apply" button.

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Windows 2008 Has Insufficient Space on C Drive

"I have Windows Server 2008 operating system on my computer, and recently C drive has insufficient space. About 2GB free space left on the C drive, so I am wondering if I can increase the size of C drive. The Extend Volume option under Disk Management is grayed out, so does it mean I cannot extend the C drive? I tried to add a new disk to the computer, but I still cannot move the new disk space to the C drive. Can I increase the size of C drive on Windows 2008?"

"My C drive on Windows Server 2008 is running on low disk space and Windows system keeps reporting low disk space warning message. I have never encountered such kind of problem before, so I hope somebody who has met the similar problem can give me some advice on how to solve low disk space warning in Windows Server."

How to Extend C Drive in Windows 2008?

You can reinstall system and repartition hard disk to reallocate more space to C drive when it is running out of disk space. Otherwise, increasing size of C drive is the most effective way to fix the low disk space problem. In order to extend C drive space, first of all, you need to ensure that there is enough free space on other partitions on the same hard disk. In addition, you need to squeeze unallocated space from the partition that has enough free space and then move the unallocated space close to C drive. Finally, you can add the unallocated space to C drive to get it expanded. It sounds easy to extend C drive, but it is necessary to search for a safe way because any mistake may cause unexpected disaster to your computer.

Why Select Partition Software?

Undoubtedly, the professional partition software provides the easiest and most secure way for C drive resizing when runs on low disk space on Windows 2008. On the one hand, the partition software is easy to handle and time-saving. You can expand C drive without reinstalling system or repartitioning the hard disk. On the other hand, the partition software supports both FAT32 and NTFS partition, so you can increase the size of C drive without changing its file system. This partition software works for all Windows Servers to resize hard disk.

Other Ways That Can Extend Windows 2008 C Partition

1. Extend volume for C drive increasing under Windows 2008 Disk Management
Windows Server 2008 Disk Management has the ability to shrink volume to create unallocated space and extend volume to increase the size of partition, but the shortcoming is that it is unable to move partition. In another word, Disk Management cannot help move unallocated space close to C drive.
2. Diskpart command extend volume on Windows 2008
Diskpart also has the ability to extend volume on Windows Server 2008, but it is not convenient because Diskpart is not GUI. Besides, Diskpart cannot extend system partition and FAT32 partition.

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