How to Solve Low Disk Space Problem on Windows Server


This article will tell the solution to fix low disk space problem on hard drive when Windows Server reports the low disk space warning message.

Andrew Wright

Updated on March 5, 2023

by Andrew Wright

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Solution to Fix Low Disk Space Alert in Server

How to set up low disk space alert on Windows server

Usually, you may receive low disk space alert when system partition is running out of disk space. When Windows Server reports low disk space warning message, you can try the following ways to fix this error.

There are several steps you can take to solve a low disk space problem on a Windows Server:

  1. Step1: Delete unnecessary files: Start by deleting any files that are not needed. You can use the Disk Cleanup tool that comes with Windows Server to delete temporary files, system files, and other files that are no longer needed.clean up disk c drive

  2. Step2: Move files to another disk: If there are large files that you do not need to access frequently, consider moving them to another disk or external hard drive to free up space.

  3. Step3: Uninstall unused applications: Uninstall any applications that are not being used or are no longer needed.

  4. Step4: Resize partitions: If you have more than one partition on the disk, you can resize the partitions to allocate more space to the partition that needs it.

  5. Use a third-party disk management tool like Partition Resizer to optimize your disk usage and free up space.

  6. Step5: Add more disk space: If none of the above solutions work, consider adding more disk space to your server by adding additional hard drives or expanding your virtual disk.

It's important to monitor your disk space usage regularly and take action before it becomes critically low, as low disk space can cause performance issues and even system crashes.

Steps to Resize Hard Disk on Windows Server without Losing Data

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is professional hard disk management software, which can work perfectly with 32 & 64 bit of all Windows Server operating systems to resize hard disk or RAID disk with all original data untouched. This partition software enables you to extend partition, shrink partition and move partition easily so as to reallocate disk space on Windows Server.

How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server?

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has much free space and choose "Resize/Move" option.resize partition

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition and then you can see some unallocated space which shows beside the partition you shrink.

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

shrink large drive on winddows server

Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

free space after shrinking other large server partition

Step 3:
You need to move the unallocated space close to the partition which runs on low disk space. Then, right click this partition and select "Resize/Move" option.

right click server c drive to extend

Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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

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Step 4:
Move the arrows to add the unallocated space to the partition you want to extend and then click "Apply" button.

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Low Disk Space Warning on Windows Server

"Windows SBS shows low disk space warning message on C drive when I attempted to install a program on my computer. I found that there is only about 125MB free space on C drive, but the program I want to install has 500MB size. I tried to install the program on D drive which still has lots of free space, but the problem is that the system still reports low disk space warning message when I boot my computer. Can you tell me how to solve the low disk space problem on SBS C drive?"

"Windows Server runs on low disk space on system partition, so I am looking for a partition management tool to fix the problem. I want to look for a partition tool which can help me reallocate some free space to system partition without reinstalling system or deleting any data off the partition. Can somebody recommend any useful partition software?"

About Low Disk Space Warning

Low disk space is a warning message on Windows PC when hard disk partition is running out of disk space. Usually, Windows system reports low disk space alert message to tell that the partition is nearly full and you need to delete or move some files to free up disk space on the partition. Sometimes, you can ignore the message, but the problem might not be so simple when the system shows low disk space warning message on system partition because the system partition low disk space problem might have influence on the performance of your computer.

Windows Server Fix Low Disk Space on System Partition

When Windows Server reports low disk space on system partition, the best way to solve the problem is to increase the size of the partition rather than deleting or moving any data.

With help of partition software, you can redistribute hard disk and reallocate disk space without repartitioning hard disk or reinstalling system. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, as professional partition software, allows you to move free space from one partition to another so that you can increase the size of system partition effectively and efficiently.

Solve Low Disk Space Issue on Data Volume

It is much easier to resolve the problem if is data volume runs out of disk space because you can easily move some data to another partition or storage media to free up disk space by adding a new disk and then move the data to the new disk.

Or you may add new disk and then resize the old disk by converting the disk to dynamic, adding the new space to old partitions without rebuilding RAID using Partition Resizer.

Fix RAID 5 Low Disk Space Problem

If you encounter low disk space warning on RAID 5, you can also use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. This partition software works perfectly on hardware RAID 5 too to help resize partition when it is running out of disk space. You do not need to rebuild array or move any data in order to resize RAID 5 on Windows Server with this tool.

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