Cannot extend volume window server 2012


If you fail to extend volume on Windows server 2012, you can still extend your partitions easily with the solutions mentioned in this article.

Andrew Wright

June 2, 2021

by Andrew Wright

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Cannot Extend Volume on Windows Server 2012

Having to run out of space on your c drive without being able to increase the volume without affecting other partitions can be a very big problem for users of Windows. It gets worse if the free space is on a partition that is not adjacent to the c drive. And there is no sort of external storage or cloud device to simply back up your device. What windows offer is that it gives you room to assign free space to the c drive provided that the volume is contiguous with the c drive. Otherwise, the user will have to delete every partition that comes between the c drive and the unallocated space. This can amount to a loss of data, time or installations that were stored in these deleted drives. However, there is a third-party partition software that eliminates the process of losing or backing up data as a result of the interference between it and the c drive. It is very reliable and is compatible with this particular windows server version 2012 and previous other older and newer versions. And the best part is that it is free to get. It is easy to download from their website, . Ensure that you download the server version while you are at it.

In the subsequent paragraphs, we shall examine how to extend volume using the Disk Management with the C Drive as our case study. After that, we shall observe how to do the same action using the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server.

How to Extend Volume Using the Disk Management

It is important that you have an external storage or cloud service to back up your files. Especially if the drive that has the excess storage is not adjacent or next to the c drive that needs extending.

1.Open the Disk Management menu from the windows icon on the start bar.

2.Select the drive that has the required number of space that you need.

3.Right click on it and choose “Shrink Volume”. This will reduce the amount of overall space on the drive and create an unallocated space.

4.Move this unallocated space to the drive that needs it. In this case, the c-drive. Remember that we discussed the need for an external storage? This is the moment that you need it most. Because you will need to delete any partition that is between the c-drive and the allocated space. And to do this, back up your data before deleting them.

5.Right-click on the c-drive and select “Extend Volume”.

Extend volume using the Disk ManagementExtend volume using the Disk Management

How to Extend Volume Using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server

This third party enables you to extend volume without having to back up files externally or deleting any partition volume. And it comes with four easy steps.

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Download and install the iCare Data Recovery Software from the IM-Magic Partition Resizer website, After installing, run the software.

Right-click on the volume with excess storage and choose the “Resize/Move” option.

Shrink the volume by moving the arrows. This will create unallocated space.

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

You can then move this allocated space close to the c-drive by selecting move when you right click on the selected volume.

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

Then move the arrows to the c-drive and choose to apply. Thus, the c-drive will be expanded.

This software is easy to use and is very reliable. It also comes free. You can download it from the website shown above.

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