Want to better manage the disk partitions in Windows server 2016? Want to merge unallocated space to C drive? This article is about how to merge partitions to C drive without data loss with or without adjacent unallocated spaces.
Having storage space problems on c-drive on Windows Server 2016? Well, Windows Server 2016 comes with a lot of upgrades, office-oriented tools, and advanced options, and when these amazing features start to get updates and expand their functionality, users suffer from an unusual low disk space problem. Unlike Windows 7, 8, 10, and Vista, Windows Server 2016 does not allow its users to allocate customized storage space to c-drive. Therefore, it comes difficult for system drive to occupy all necessary files.
If you are reading this article, you might have been trying to merge unallocated space to c-drive in Server 2016. But you failed, right? Well, follow this post and I will try to answer the reason as well as the solution to this problem.
There are chances that you cannot merge or add unallocated space to c drive when the location of the c drive and the location of unallocated space matters.
Disk Management in Windows Server 2016 allows you to create, delete, format, and merge partitions depending upon certain conditions. If you have data partitions on the right side of c drive, you may backup data at first, and then delete it to be unallocated space and then add to c-drive, you can simply merge the unallocated space to c-drive. To merge unallocated space to c-drive using Disk Management, follow these steps:
The unallocated space will be added to the c-drive right away when there is adjacent unallocated space to c drive.
These steps only apply if the unallocated space is present right next to the c-drive.
However, if there is another partition between the c-drive and unallocated, the Disk Management Utility cannot help you there until you delete the in-between drives.
Note:If you do not want to delete the in-between drives, you may use a third-party disk management software to merge unallocated space to c-drive.
Also read: extend volume greyed out server 2016 fixes
IM-Magic Partition resizer allows its users to shrink, extend, delete, format, create, and merge partitions with 100% data security and 0% involvement of OS or any other system files – your system is completely protected and there is no risk of data loss. Follow these steps to merge unallocated space to c drive using IM-Magic Server Edition.
For example, when the disk volume maps like C, D, E, F when there is unallocated space right to E drive, how to move the free space to C?
Solution: Move E drive right forward, the free unallocated space will be next to D drive; Move D drive right foward, the unallocated space will be moved to the C drive for extending.
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Here are the steps.