Best Solutions to Extend Disk Partition Server 2012 R2

Video Tutorial to Resize Partitions with Partition Tool

Summary

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

08/10/2019

by Andrew Wright

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How to extend partitions on server 2012?

You installed the Windows Server 2012 R2 for its exceptional features, continuous updates, and utmost compatibility. There is no doubt that Server 2012 R2 is one of the best office-oriented operating system used all over the world. But after a few weeks of installation, you opened the Windows Explorer and encounter the red bar on the c-drive – the system partition is full. You need to know that low disk space can slow down your computer, accumulate it with viruses, and crash the OS. This can happen with any disk partition containing system or application programs.

Sometimes, a disk partition appears to be full, but it may contain GBs of free space. This can also occur due to viruses. Therefore, it is recommended to check your computer for viruses, delete all temporary files, and remove/uninstall unnecessary programs. If you still encounter low disk space issues, follow this post to find the best solutions to extend disk partition server 2012 r2.

Extend volume at Disk Management

Disk Management is a built-in utility provided in windows server 2012 to manage your disk space, shrink, and extend the partitions. Follow these steps to extend the disk partitions when using server 2012 R2.

Open the disk management utility

Right click on the disk with enough space to separate as unallocated and click on “Extend Volume”

Finish the extend process

You may notice the extend volume to be grayed out, why did that happen?

Most people fail to extend the disk partition using Disk Management because the unallocated space is not placed right next to the partition to be extended. You can only extend partitions using disk management when the unallocated space was separated from a partition placed next to the one that needs to be extended. Same is the case with diskpart.

Extend Partition with IM-Magic: A Third-Party Disk Manage Software

In this scenario, using a third-party partition management software is the best way to go. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server edition is one of the best solutions to extend and resize c-drive within seconds. Follow these steps to resize any partition using the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

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Download, Install and Open the IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Select the partition that contains enough space to shrink and separate the unallocated space

Right click on the partition and click on “Resize”

Shrink the partition by dragging the mouse over the storage bar at the top of IM-Magic Window

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Now keep dragging the unallocated space to the left side until it gets adjacent to the partition you want to extend.

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Moreover, IM-Magic Partition Resizer lets you create, delete, shrink, extend, format, and merge partitions without any risks of data loss. In case of further questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a reply below.

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