UNABLE TO EXTEND VOLUME WITH DISK MANAGEMENT IN WINDOWS SERVER 2012 FIX

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Summary

Cannot extend volume with Disk Management Server 2012? This problem can be solved easily if you have this partition manage tool, you can extend the volume without any data loss.

Andrew Wright

18/09/2020

by Andrew Wright

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Extend Partition Easily with Partition Manage Tool

Since it won’t be proper to enable extend volume by deleting partitions and invariably losing data, IM- Magic has provided you with a better, easy and non-destructive method. With IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition, a third-party partition manager software, you are 100% safe with shrinking, resizing, extending, and moving of windows server partitions without as much as any data loss even on the boot volume. When there is a free space on a given volume, it can easily be combined with the C drive directly.

Resize partitions with IM-Magic Partition ResizerResize partitions with IM-Magic Partition Resizer

With IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition whether the Local drive is NTFS, FAT32, primary or logical, you can merge, hide, format, check, wipe, create, copy and delete partitions all in one download!

[Guide] Steps to extend volume without data loss

This step by step guide will show you the right way to extend any volume using  IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited edition.

Step-1  Download install, and launch the program.

Step-2 Right click the large volume to produce unallocated free space.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

Step-3  Then right click c and drag the border to acquire the free space.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

Step-4 Apply the changes.

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Unable to Extend Volume Disk Management Server 2012 r2

Microsoft has provided many inbuilt utilities to help in the effective Disk Management under windows server 2012. To properly manage the storage device, there is the disk management component installed by default. Disk management is an extension of the Microsoft Management Console which permits full management of the windows hardware components and the drives installed on the PC, like the hard disk drives-both internal and external. The disk management for Windows Server 2012 allows you to create, delete, format volume and change the drive letter. More so, asides the basic management operations, you can resize partition server 2012 whether shrunk volume or extended volume.

As you save files on your disk, with time, you might notice a low disk space which gives off a warning while you are making use of your computer, and this may lead to system crash and data loss if not resolved. Solving this problem would require extending the volume to optimize disk space usage by extending system partition. For instance, if there is too much data in system partition otherwise known as the C drive and the C drive is low on disk space, there is a need to extend the partition to optimize disk space usage and enhance the efficiency of the system.

Why it is Unable to Extend Volume with Disk Management

The inability to extend volume with disk management in Windows server 2012 could be because the extend volume feature is grayed out. This can be caused by different factors such as when the partition you wish to enlarge is not an NTFS/RAW partition. The extend volume feature in disk management only works on the RAW or NTFS partition and not FAT32. So, if the drive you plan to expand is FAT32,extend volume is grayed out as well. Graying can also occur when there is no continuous unallocated space behind the primary partition you want to extend or no continuous free space behind the logical drive you want to expand. From Microsoft, expanding a drive with extend volume features requires adjacent unallocated space, so that when you right click C drive without space, extend volume becomes disabled. Also, if Drive D is in the extended partition, it means that the extended volume is still disabled regardless of whether there is an adjacent unallocated space on the right end. More so, free space cannot be added to the primary partition.

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