While I was using my Windows Server 2003 computer, I received a Low Disk Space pop-up window on the task bar on the right bottom of the monitor. And then I disappointedly find that the ability to download and install Windows updates, service packs and programs gets lowered. Moreover, system crash occurs frequently. Thus, I wonder the exact way to reclaim free disk space on the Windows Server 2003-based computer.
Freeing up disk space is not that hard as expected as long as users adopt proper method. And the commonly used solutions include:
1. Run the Disk Cleanup tool
The Disk Cleanup tool is capable of searching hard disk files that users can safely delete. Naturally, users can choose to delete some of or all those files. And the exact operations to run the tool are demonstrated as follows:
Firstly, click Start, click Run, type “cleanmgr” command in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
Secondly, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.
Note: There are multiple files for users to choose including: temporary setup files, downloaded program files, temporary Internet files, offline webpages, old Chkdsk files, Recycle Bin files, setup log files and temporary files. All users need to do is check the unnecessary ones and execute cleanup in corresponding ways, so as to free up disk space on C: drive.
2. Apply partition management software
To fix Low Disk Space issue, users can use third-party partition management software to gain more free space. To avoid unnecessary troubles, we strongly recommend the powerful server partition magic named MiniTool Partition Wizard for users.
After users download MiniTool Partition Wizard, they should carry out software installation. Then, take the operational steps demonstrated as follows:
Step 1: Run the powerful partition software to open its main interface:
Step 2: Choose the partition to be expanded (Here, directly choose drive C:) and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 3: Choose a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space from “Take Free Space from” tab. After that, drag the sliding handle to decide how much free space to take. When settings are done, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of powerful partition magic software.
Step 4: Click “Apply” button in the upper left corner, if the presented partition expansion effect is satisfying. After the software executes all previous operations, users are successful to fulfill resizing Windows Server 2003 partition.
We have introduced how to get extra disk space for drive C: by using MiniTool Partition Wizard. Users can reference the official website of the software for additional information.