How to Increase C drive Space Windows Server 2008 R2

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C drive run out of space? Low disk space alert show up on the computer? It’s time to increase your C drive space! Here you can increase the c drive space on Windows server 2008 r2 with a useful partition tool.

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C drive run out of space in Windows server 2008 r2

If you are reading this article, you may already have encountered the low disk space on the c-drive. Don’t worry, it happens all the time. The c-drive of your system is separated to use as a primary partition. It contains the operating system, system files, programs you install on your computer, browsing cookies, and other temporary files.

After a certain period, the c-drive starts to fill with unnecessary updates of the system and application programs. In some cases, the c-drive on your windows server 2008 R2 might show “full disk space” dialogue, but it is not actually full. Follow me throughout the post and I’ll explain several methods to increase system volume space in SBS 2008 R2.

Increase system volume space SBS 2008

Before looking out for advanced options, let’s just try out the solutions provided by windows server 2008. There are several system utilities that can help you increase system volume space.

Disk Management Utility

Many people would suggest increasing the system partition using the disk management system utility. However, this may not be a good idea. No doubt, disk management option allows you to resize partition server 2008.Then you can shrink d drive and add space to c drive. But the unallocated space must be adjacent to the partition that is to be extended. It is not recommended to use “Disk Management” as it includes the risk of data loss or system crash.

Disk Cleanup Utility

Disk clean-up utility is certainly the first and foremost thing you must do in such conditions. Simple open the “Computer” and “Right Click” on the c-drive. From the drop-down menu, select “Properties”. Now click on “Disk Cleanup” from the options. Disk cleanup utility rearranges the data stored in the partition and extend a bit.

Delete Temporary Files

Temporary files are some unnecessary and unused files stored by system and application software in the c-drive. These files are often created by the browser, system utilities, and updates. These files may contain malware, viruses, and other unnecessary programs of GBs. Here is how you can delete temporary files on windows server 2008.

  • Press Window+R
  • Type “%temp%” and press enter or click on “Ok”
  • Select all files from the new window and delete them

Note: Deleting these files cannot harm your OS in any way.

Advanced Disk Management Software: IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

If none of the above solutions work, then try using a third-party disk management software. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition helps you shrink, extend, relocate, and extend partitions without any kind of data loss risk. Follow the steps to increase system volume SBS 2008.

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[Guide] Steps to extend volume without data loss

This step by step guide will show you the right way to extend any volume using  IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited edition.

Step-1  Download install, and launch the program.

Step-2 Right click the large volume to produce unallocated free space.

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

Step-3  Then right click c and drag the border to acquire the free space.

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

Step-4 Apply the changes.

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