C Drive Red Low Disk Space on Server 2011


This article is about how to extend c drive without data loss when the c drive is red and in low disk space on server 2011, in that way, you can save more space and make your hard drive run better.

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by Andrew Wright

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C drive red and low disk space on server 2011

Windows SBS (Small Business Server) series was specially designed as an office-based operating system for small and medium enterprises. The additional features, tools, and updates are what make this the best new generation operating system. On the other hand, it is obvious that these additional features and updates will consume more GBs than other operating systems. Therefore, many people complain about the server 2011 c drive red low disk space warning after a few weeks of installation. Follow this post and I will discuss the main reasons why c drive becomes full and its potential solutions.

Reasons for Windows Server 2011 C Drive Red Low Disk Space

There can be several reasons why people face the red c drive low disk space problem at the first place. First, it is recommended to delete any useless or unnecessary programs you might have installed on the computer. Some programs may generate a lot of copies, empty folders, and useless files and consume GBs of data. Practices like emptying recycle bin, deleting temporary files, and using the disk clean-up utility time-by-time can help you avoid future low disk space problems.

Extend C Drive Using IM-Magic Partition Resizer

There are two ways to allocate free space from data partitions and extend c drive. You can either use the Disk Management Utility available in the SBS 2011 by default or go for a third-party software like IM-Magic Partition Resizer.

Note that using Disk Management always puts up the risks of data loss and OS crashing. On the other hand, IM-Magic Provides 100% data security and all the system, as well as application files, remain untouched during the disk operations.

Furthermore, disk management does not allow to allocate the free space to your desired partitions. Which means, if there is another partition between the unallocated space and c drive, you cannot extend the c drive.

Follow the steps below to extend c drive using IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Download, install and open the IM-Magic Partition Resizer

Select the data partition with enough free space to add in the c drive

Right click on the selected data partition and click on “Resize”

Now drag the storage-bar to the left and shrink space. The unallocated space will be grayed out. Press OK

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If there is another partition between the data partition and c drive. Keep dragging the storage-bar to the left until it becomes right next to c drive

Now open the c drive and acquire the grayed-out space

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It’s that simple

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition is the best third-party software to shrink, extend, and resize disk partitions without any technical knowledge. If you need more access the disk operations and want things done without data loss, it is recommended to go for IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition.

Final Verdict

If the problem persists and you are not able to free up disk space or extend c drive, then you have outgrown your storage needs. Add a new hard disk or change to a bigger one for long-term use. In case of further questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a reply below.

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