Solution for Windows Server 2008 R2 C Drive Filling Up

Summary

If your C drive on the Windows server 2008 R2 is filling up, you can relax now as we have brought to you the solutions to windows server 2008 R2 C drive filling up.

Andrew Wright

04/09/2019

by Andrew Wright

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We often get complaints from windows users that their Windows server 2008 R2 C drive is filling up. This can get you really frustrated especially when you need to get something done and your computer keeps ceasing or the apps won’t just open. Frustrating!

Well, you can relax now as we have brought to you the solutions to windows server 2008 R2 C drive filling up.

How to Fix Windows Server 2008 R2 C Drive Filling Up

There are many ways to fix windows server 2008 C drive running out of space and this article will introduce to you three ways to go about it.

Without much ado, let’s dive in! Shall we!

Fix C Drive Filling up by Cleaning up Windows Temp Files

If your windows server 2008 R2 C drive is filling up, it means there are a lot of files and apps taking up all of the space partitioned to the c drive.

So, you must clean up the unnecessary files to free up some space when your windows server 2008 C drive is running out of space.

Windows servers usually make use of some paths temporarily while installing an app or new updates, which it deletes after installing the app or update. But, sometimes files in these temporary paths are not deleted thereby causing your windows server 2008 C drive to run out of space.

To free-up this space, you would need to locate the local Temp folder and empty it manually.

Besides windows Temp files, you can also delete other unnecessary files and applications making your windows server 2008 R2 C drive to fill up.

Fix C Drive Filling up with Windows Cleanup Tool

This tool is another good way to free up some space when your windows server 2008 C drive is running out of space. It doesn’t require manual deleting.

All you need to do is install the desktop experience feature of your windows and click on install/enable so the feature can be installed. Endeavor to reboot your system after installing the feature, then, move some of your files to a specified folder.

Be sure to run ‘cleanmgr.exe’ so the disk cleanup tool can be launched. After which you select ‘C drive’ and choose the files you wish to delete. Then, you click on ‘clean up’ to delete the files.

Solving Windows Server 2008 R2 C Drive Filling Up Using a Software

To get a 100% effective solution on windows server 2008 C drive running out of space, you will need the help of a trusted third party freeware and I recommend the IM-Magic Partition Resizer because I have tried it and it worked perfectly well.

The IM-Magic Partition Resizer free is a freeware which allows you to enlarge, extend, shrink and resize any partition for totally free, and there is also a server edition for server users, which can help you to extend C drive on windows server 2008.

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Solving Windows Server 2008 R2 C drive filling up using a softwareSolving Windows Server 2008 R2 C drive filling up using a software

The app is very easy to use, you just have to follow these few steps below.

Download and install the IM-Magic Partition Resizer.

Run the app so it can be launched.

Select a partition with large volume.

Click on ‘Resize/move partition’ to shrink the selected partition

Click on move option to move the free (unallocated) space to your c drive

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

Then extend or resize the volume of your windows server 2008 C drive

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

After that, simply click on the APPLY option to effect the change you just made.

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