How to extend c drive on windows 2003 server virtual machine

Summary

C drive in low disk space in Windows server 2003? Now you can extend c drive in Windows 2003 server virtual machine without data loss.

Andrew Wright

06/11/2019

by Andrew Wright

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Extend system c drive Windows server 2003 vmare

“My c drive is in low disk space in Windows server vmare, I have many important data on the c drive. I don’t want to reinstall the Windows system, how can I extend system c drive in Windows server 2003 vmare?”

Disk storage space problem on the vmare is the same as normal hard disk, you can also use system partition tool or third part software to manage it.

Increase c drive in Windows server vmare without formatting

If you have important data on the c drive, you can try a professional partition resize tool. The advantage of using a partition manage software to increase the c drive is that you don’t need to worry about data loss problems, and you don’t need to worry about the “Extend Volume” grayed out error, you just need to drag the mouse to increase the c drive easily. Here I will recommend IM-Magic Partition Resizer, the 100% safe and effective disk partition manege software. It has Free version, Server version, and Unlimited version, and Free edition is for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Server edition is for all the Windows system, Unlimited version is available for all the system, you can choose a suitable version.

For Windows server 2003, you can download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, as Unlimited edition is more expensive.

Steps to extend c drive without formatting

Step1: Free download IM-Magic Partition Resizer and run it on your computer.

Step2: Shrink one partition with enough unallocated space, spare the partition space which you want to add to the C drive.

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Step3: Extend the C drive by drag the cursor easily, if the partition you shrink

is not adjacent to the c drive, you need to move the unallocated space to the c drive first.

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Step4: Apply the changes.

After these steps, you can easily extend your c drive on the vmare.

Add space to c drive in Window server without tool

If you don’t want to install any software, but the c drive is in low disk space and cannot save any other data on it, you can still try to free up disk space first.

First of all, You can delete some useless files and uninstall some programs on the c drive.

Then you can remove the temp files on the c drive, temp files are produced by the operation, they are useless and occupy the disk space. deleting them can save you a lot of space. Go to your c drive, find “Windows” file folder, enter “Temp” folder, press “Ctrl +A” to select all, delete them.

Then you can also try some disk cleanup tools, like Disk Cleanup, Free Disk Wipe, or others.

While this can can only save you not very much disk space, and it cannot sustain, my advice is to choose a professional partition resize tool.

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