How to Fix Windows Server 2008 C Drive Running Out of Space

Summary

If your Windows server 2008 system C drive run out of space, it will send you a low disk space alert message to you, this article is about how to extend C drive

Andrew Wright

05/09/2018

by Andrew Wright

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C drive running out of space is the major issue in every windows server. And this low storage issue affects the functioning of the computer. Sometimes you open a folder and it takes a while to respond, or you get a ‘not responding’ notification when you open an app.

This slow performance can be really frustrating, hence the need to free up some space when your windows server 2008 C drive starts running out of space.

4 Ways to Fix Windows Server 2008 R2 C Drive Running Out of Space

1. Manually Delete Unnecessary Files

Your computer contains lots of files and application and not all of these files or apps are important. It is enough that the system server is taking up much of the space, why add unnecessary files to make it worse?

The first and most important steps to take when your windows server 2008 C drive is running out of space is to delete/uninstall unnecessary files/applications from your computer.

To uninstall large unimportant applications when your windows server 2008 boot drive is out of space, simply click on ‘start’ and choose control panel. Then, click on programs and features to see all programs that are installed on your hard drive. Go through the list of programs and select the trivia apps, once selected, simply click on uninstall to remove such program.

2.Empty the Recycle Bin

Every file, folder, or app you delete is stored in the recycle bin. While you are happy you just deleted unimportant files or apps, they are stored in your recycle bin, thus consuming the same amount of space you just freed-up.

Therefore, you should empty your recycle bin regularly. This is an effective way to clean up space when your windows server 2008 R2 C drive is running out of space.

3.Use the Windows Disk Cleanup

The windows disk cleanup tool is yet another way to free up space when your windows server 2008 boot drive is out of space. Although it is a built-in tool, it is not readily available in the windows server 2008 R2.

You have to follow the following steps to access this tool;

The first step is to install the ‘desktop experience’. To do this, locate the option ‘program and features’ as shown in point one. On locating the option, check the features section and click on ‘install/enable’ on the ‘desktop experience’ option.

Be sure to reboot your computer device after installing.

Then, move some of your files into specific folders.

After which you run ‘cleanmgr.exe’ through the command prompt to launch the disk cleanup tool.

On launching of the disk cleanup too, go to drive selection and select ‘C drive’

Applications and folders installed in your C drive will open for you to select which to delete.

Click on ‘clean up’ after selection to delete the files and apps.

4.Resizing Partitions software.

The steps listed above will be useless if the low storage warning is as a result of the small partition size of your C drive. Therefore you need a trusted third party freeware like IM-Magic Partition Resizer.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a safe and trusted freeware that you can use on any server to shrink, enlarge, resize, or extend partitions or volume of c drive or any other drive.

With the following steps, you are sure to get enough space when your windows server 2008 R2 is running out of space.

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[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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