How to Shrink Volume and Extend C Partition on Server 2008 R2


C drive run out of space and has no unallocated space to extend? This page will show you how to shrink volume and extend c partition in server 2008 r2.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 run out of space

Windows Server 2008 R2, a server-end device developed by Microsoft, comes with two partitioned drives but these drives do not come with equal space capacity. The C drive usually has a lower disc space than the D drive but then it is the C drive that contains all the system programs and updates. This is the reason you find that it easily gets filled and starts running on low disk space.

C drive running out of space is the major issue in every window server. And most times, this low storage issue prevents a computer from functioning well in the sense that opening a folder could forever to respond or it tells you ‘not responding.’ This is a very annoying situation that no PC user wants to be in. Therefore, it is important to shrink volume extend C partition server 2008 R2.

How to extend c drive space in Windows Server

Shrinking the volume is basically a means to take advantage of a hard drive that isn’t using all its space.

Generally, every Windows has a built-in default tool called Disk Management Tool that can be used to resolve partition issues like shrink volume extend C partition server 2008 R2 but this built-in feature is not 100% efficient as it cannot be employed in cases where you do not have unallocated space just adjacent to your C drive.Then you need to a partition tool to resize disk partition Windows server 2008.

Instructions to extend c drive with disk management

For those whose ‘shrink or extend volume’ option isn’t grayed out, you can follow the steps below to shrink volume extend C partition server 2008 R2.

1.First, clean up some of the crap to get the most space available. You will need to consider removing some unused files from the drive and also empty the recycle bin.

2.Open the Disk Management console and choose Disk Management.

3.Right-click a volume that you want to resize.

4.Choose the ‘Shrink Volume’ option on the list. What the windows would do when you choose this option is to examine the volume and see how well it can be shrunk after which it would display the Shrink dialog box where you are allowed to set the size of the partition.

5.The next step is to set the amount of disk space to release. You can set the size to whatever amount you need but you should not restrict the existing volume too much otherwise it will fill up and cause other problems.

Instructions to extend c drive without formatting

As I mentioned before, this feature doesn’t work when the options are grayed out. Therefore, you would have to employ the service of a tested and trusted third party software like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server/ Unlimited Edition.

Besides allowing you to shrink, extend, move or delete partitions irrespective of the location of the unallocated space, this freeware also prevents the risk of losing valuable data. It is 100% efficient, safe, and secure! Give it a try and thank me later.

The IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition is a helpful tool when you want to shrink volume extend C partition server 2008 R2 and it is also compatible with all windows servers.

All you have got to do is follow these few simple steps below and you’re good to go.

Step 1: Be sure to download, install, and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition.

Step 2: After which, you can right-click the large volume to release some unallocated space.

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Step 3: Then, you can right-click on C and drag the border to acquire the free space.

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Step 4: Lastly, make sure you click on the ‘apply’ option so that the changes you made can be effected.


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