How to Extend/Expand Disk Space Volume in Windows Server 2012

Summary

It will shock you to know that the worst nightmare is simply running out of free space, now you can use easy solutions here to extend disk space volume in windows server 2012.

Andrew Wright

26/10/2019

by Andrew Wright

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Introduction

What do you think is the worst thing that could happen to you as a computer user? Have you ever thought about it? It will shock you to know that the worst nightmare is simply running out of free space. As ordinary as that sounds, it could ruin everything you have been working on. This is why extending disk space on Windows server 2012 is a big deal. There are different ways one can resize partitions on windows server 2012, but most of them come at a very costly risk to your data. You could lose very important files in the process. The best way to resize your and extend your disk space is through IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server edition/unlimited edition.

Benefits of Disk Space Extension

There are many benefits associated with disk space extension. You need some free space on your PC to run. This is the reason why your computer keeps warning you of low space. You need free space on your PC to handle your workload as a user. You do not want to be caught in the situation there is no free space to handle your data. Another benefit of partition extension is that it allows for the smooth running of your system’s apps. Some apps would not even run at all if you are low on disk space. Above all, disk space extension will save you from the horrible situation of sudden windows crash. A computer on a low disk space for a long time could wreck everything you have spent days working on.

Causes of Low Disk Space

One of the most causes of low disk space is large media files. Despite the fact that we love having our media files on our disk space, they consume so much disk space. Redundant apps on your computer also occupy some space too. This is why it is very much advisable to always uninstall apps you have no need for. Only keep apps that are in constant use. That helps you save some space on your computer. There is one thing you should know; when files are deleted, they completely go off your disk space, rather than sit on your hard drive at a different location in the recycle bin. So, always empty your recycle bin from time to time.

Ways to Extend Your Disk Space

You could use the windows utility tool to extend your disk space. However, they come with restrictions like FAT32 incompatibility and that there must be close proximity between the unallocated large volume and your c drive. Another means is through the Diskpart command. That is a complicated process you have to carefully carry out.

Extend partition using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server edition/unlimited edition

Unlike other software programs that come with limitations and complications, Using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server edition/unlimited edition to Resize Disk Space on windows server 2012 could be done without worrying about losing data.

Install the app, then launch it.

Right click on the large volume to gather some free space.

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Then go to your c drive and adjust the arrow to add the unallocated space.

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Apply all the changes made and you are done.

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