Server 2016 Extend Boot Partition without Losing Data

Summary

The storage problem is often seen in windows server 2016, making it difficult to open files or applications. Therefore it is crucial to extend system partition windows server 2016, here we will show you how to extend boot partition in Windows server.

Andrew Wright

06/11/2018

by Andrew Wright

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Low disk space in system partition Windows server 2016

If you are a Windows user, you must be used to the fact that the storage space allocated to C drive is never enough. Why? It is because the C drive is the main storage of any Windows server. The C drive serves as the major storage for most files, applications, folders, and windows update, thus it tends to get filled before other partitions.

Like other windows servers, this storage problem is seen in windows server 2016 too, making it difficult to open files or applications. Therefore it is crucial to extend system partition windows server 2016.

Server 2016: Extend System Volume without Reinstalling OS or Reformatting Disk

Many computer users are faced with the problem of not being able to extend or partition size without formatting the whole drive which leads to the loss of valuable data which can be very painful.

Most computers contain system partition and data partition. If the system partition runs out of disk space, it’s quite easy to create space as you can delete some unnecessary files or move files to another media to free up disk space on the partition. But it is a bit complicated when it is a system partition that is running low on disk space.

Deleting or moving files seem to be a good solution for C drive. Some might even try to reinstall the system and reformat disk in a bid to free up some space but this is risky as it would eventually lead to the loss of data. However, this problem can be solved using a partition tool called theIM-Magic Partition Resizer .

IM-Magic Partition Resizer is compatible with Windows Server 2016 and it allows you to extend any particular drive including C drive without any difficulty. With this tool, you are sure to extend system volume without formatting the disk.

Resize partition with partition manage software

IM-Magic Partition Resizer provides quite an easy method to resize disk partition when it is running out of disk space. With a few easy-to-follow steps, you would be able to create unallocated space that you could move to your desired partition. First, you would have to download the software. For windows server users, you need to download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server/Unlimited Edition. And then follow these few steps below.

Step 1

Launch the installed IM-Magic Partition Server/Unlimited edition by running the app on your computer.

Step 2

From the available disks, select the partition with a huge amount of unallocated space.

Step 3

And shrink the partition to free up the unallocated space

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Step 4

Then, move the unallocated space to your desired partition to increase or extend its volume.

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Step 5

Click on the ‘apply changes’ option to effect the changes immediately.

Done!

Yes, you are done! Your partition size has been changed without any need to format or erase data.

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