I have a desktop running Windows Server 2012 and hard disk drive in the computer is split into several parts. Recently, I frequently receive low disk space warning on C drive when using the machine, but now system update is needed. Thus, I wonder how to fix the issue that Windows 2012 Server C drive is full.
Are you hunting for tricks to free up space for important files and programs? Here, we would like to introduce some commonly used:
1. Run Disk Cleanup
Windows provides users with a built-in disk space cleanup tool supporting removing unneeded files including temporary files, log files, files in the Recycle Bin, system files and other types of files to release disk space for new data. Pay high attention, if users are checking useless data, or unexpected data loss issues may occur.
2. Uninstall space-hungry applications
Users can check the exact space use of each application, and then pick out those occupying too much disk space. (Note: This way works limitedly, for some programs do not report the amount of space they use).
Those suggestions can not fit for partitions which are configured to have little disk space. As a matter of fact, users can resize them and then gain more free space. Windows Server 2012 has a built-in disk management toolkit with which users can partition hard disk in some situations. Here, take Extend Volume as an example. If target partition is not formatted with NTFS or there is no unallocated space right adjacent to it, the tool can not fulfill partition extension. Well then, how to extend Windows Server 2012 C drive? Professional server partition magic named MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition can effectively fix it.
Users who are expecting to expand capacity of Server 2012 C drive just need to follow those steps:
Step 1. Download and install the powerful server partitioning software. Then, launch the software to open its main interface.
Step 2. In the main interface of the software, choose target partition – C drive to extend and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 3. In this interface, select a location to take free space from. It can be a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space. After that, drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of free space and click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4. Backing to main interface, click “Apply” button to let the software perform partition expansion operation, if the presented preview effect is satisfying.
Wait until all those operations are performed. The excellent server partition management software fulfills C drive expansion successfully. If users want to experience the high performance of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition, please reference the quick link here.