How to Reclaim disk space in Windows 10/8/7 with freeware

Summary

C drive in low disk space? You can reclaim disk space or manage partitions with partition freeware without formatting.

Andrew Wright

15/10/2019

by Andrew Wright

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How to reclaim disk space after windows 10 update

“My computer popped out message saying the drive is in low disk space when I tried to download a program on my computer. How can I extend the disk partition or reclaim disk space for free?”

“I want to better manage my disk drive on the Windows 10 computer. Can I reclaim disk space after Windows 10 update?”

For some Windows 10 users, it is not a news that the disk get in low disk space after Windows 10 update. But don’t worry, you can free up the disk space and reclaim the disk space.

Reclaiming the disk space on Windows 10 is not an impossible job. If you want to better manage your disk space and worry about the data loss problems, you’d better reclaim the disk space to make a best use of the space. Here we offer you three solutions to reclaim disk space or resize the partitions without data loss.

Remove temp files using disk cleanup tools

First of all, you can remove the temp files first, deleting temp files can save you a lot of space. You can delete some useless files and uninstall some programs on the c drive. Then you can delete some temp files which are created by the system operation in the c drive. Go to your c drive, find “Windows” file folder, enter “Temp” folder, press “Ctrl +A” to select all the files under the folder, delete them all.

Then you can also try some disk cleanup tools, there are a lot of disk cleanup freeware on the market, you can try one of them, but do remember to choose a safe one without plug-ins. You can try Disk Cleanup, Free Disk Wipe, or others.

System Tools to resize the disk volume in Windows

The second solution is to resize the disk partition space, you can try the system disk tool, like Disk Management, diskpart command prompt.

Right click the “Computer” and choose “Manage”, enter “Disk Management”, then you can extend your c drive. But the Disk Management only works when your file system is NTFS. And sometimes you will find the “Extend Volume” option grayed out, it is probably because you do not have unallocated space on the disk. Then you need to shrink some partition to spare some unallocated space.

The CMD diskpart is similar to Disk Management. The steps are a little more complicated, and it is even more dangerous for your data.

1.Run CMD by press “Win+R”, type “CMD” in the window.

2.Type “diskpart” in the window and press Enter.

3.Type “list volume”

4.Type “select volume X (X is the drive letter of your disk drive.)

5.Type “extend size=10240 (size stands for the capacity you will extend by and the unit is MB) and Enter.

6.Type “exit” and finish.

These two solutions may cause you data loss problem, so if you have important data on the disk partition, you’d better to avoid these solutions.

And sometimes the boot drive may be affected, which may make it unable to boot the computer. So you would better to choose a safer solution.

Freeware to reclaim disk space in Windows 10/8/7

In fact, the best solution to reclaim disk space in Windows 10/8/7 is using partition resize freeware.IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a good choice, it can help you with a lot of disk partition management problems. You can extend partition, shrink partition, or wipe partition, you can also create another new partition. In this way, you can better manage your disk space to make it run better. While the best point of this freeware is its fantastic resize ability, it is 100% working and safe to use, so you can totally trust it. And it is even free to be used on Windows 10/8/7 system. If you need to extend your c drive or resize your disk partition, you can free download it here:

Instructions to reclaim disk space with partition resize freeware

Step one: Free download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free on the website, and install this program on the computer.

Step two: Run the program, shrink one partition which has a lot of space, better to choose a partition near c drive, or you need to move the unallocated space to the c drive. Right-click the partition and choose “Resize/move partition” option and drag the mouse to resize the disk space.

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Step three: Right click the c drive, choose “Resize/Move partition”, extend the c drive.

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Step four: Apply the changes.

Then you can resize your disk partition easily.

In this way, you can better mange your disk partitions, for example, you can create a new partition to install programs, and create a partition to save your work files, then you can avoid c drive is out of space and make it easier to find your files in your computer.

Reclaim disk space for windows server 2003/2008/2012/2016

If you use Windows server, you can also reclaim the disk space on Windows with IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, which is free for trail, IM-Magic Server has more functions than Free edition, and has better resize ability.

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