How to Reclaim Disk Space Server 2003

Summary

Do you often receive the low disk space warning on your Windows Server 2003? How to free up disk space on Windows server 2008? Well, follow this post and learn more about the common disk space problems and their solutions.

Andrew Wright

26/10/2019

by Andrew Wright

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Often received low disk space on Windows server 2003

Are you concerned about the low disk space warning you often receive on Windows Server 2003? How to free up disk space on Windows server 2008? Are you unable to extend c drive on Server 2003? Well, follow this post and learn more about the common disk space problems and their solutions.

First, if you have received a low disk space problem, look for a solution as soon as possible as this can harm your computer in many ways.Running out of disk space on c drive can crash the system files, crash OS, and accumulate the computer with viruses.

Reclaim Disk Space Server 2003

If you are running out of space time-by-time, make sure you haven’t installed any spammy programs on your computer. Keep deleting the unused programs from the computer, empty recycle bin once a week, and check your system for virus time-by-time. If the problem persists, follow the below steps.

Disk Cleanup Tool

Disk cleanup tool is the best way to reclaim disk space on Server 2003. Here is how you can use the Disk Cleanup utility

Open the Windows Explorer

Right-click on any partition and then click on “Properties”

Click on the “Disk Cleanup” under the General Tab

Complete the process

Note that disk cleanup only deletes the temporary files, useless files & folders, and hidden files. It cannot harm the system in any way.

Clean the Windows Error Reports Folder

Cleaning the Windows Error Reports Folder can also free up a considerate amount of disk space. You can find these folders at the following location

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER

Make sure to only delete the files from the two subdirectories.

Delete the Temporary Files

Deleting temporary also cannot harm your computer in any way. Here is how you can delete the temporary files

Press the Windows+R button and type %temp% in the search field.

Press OK and a new window will appear

Select all the files & folders and delete them

Extend C Drive Using a Third-Party Software

If you are unable to free up enough space using the above methods, extend the c drive using the free space available on data partitions. Unlike the Disk Management Tool which is available by default on the Windows Server 2003, a third party disk management software provides more access to disk operations.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer lets you accomplish all the disk operation while providing efficient data security. All the data and OS remain untouched during all disk operations. Here is how you can extend c drive using IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Download, install and open the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

Right click on the data partition and click on “Resize/Move”

Drag the bar showcasing the disk space to the left and shrink the space. Press OK

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Now keep moving the greyed-out space to the left until it becomes right next to c-drive

Right click on c-drive, click on “Resize/Move” and then acquire the greyed-out space. Press OK

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You’re done.

The greyed-out space is often called unallocated space. Note that the unallocated space can only be added to c-drive when it is placed right next to it. While IM-Magic Server edition lets you resize disk partition, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited provides added benefits and access to extensive disk operations. Learn more here.

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