Recently, my best friend asked me a question that how to remove the unallocated partition in Windows 2008 Server. And she had tried several ways to fix it. However, all these methods fail.
Answer: as a matter of fact, the unallocated partition is an un-formatted space on the hard disk, and users cannot delete it. But, users can add it to another partition or turn it to a new partition. Windows disk management tool and partition magic can help to complete this task.
Users need to first click “My Computer” icon, and then select “Manage” feature, and choose the “Disk Management”. After that, users can right click the unallocated partition at first and click the “New Simple Volume” to create a new partition. If users want to add it to another partition, they must ensure the partition which needs extending is located before and continuous to the unallocated space because we can’t extend a partition when there is no unallocated space or free space on the right side of the target partition.
As a matter of fact, the most direct method to remove unallocated space is to turn to partition magic. Here, users can try MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition since it was specially designed to perfectly manage Windows Server partitions. It not only can ensure data security but also provides wizard-like interfaces. With it, users can easily and safely create partition, deletion partition, extend partition and so on. Next, let’s see the detailed steps to remove unallocated partition. (Note: since removing unallocated partition includes two operations, namely creating new partition and adding it to another partition, here we take adding it into partition for example.)
First of all, install the partition magic server on computer and launch it.
To add unallocated space into partition, users need to select the target partition which needs operating, and click the “Move/Resize Partition” from the left action panel.
A partition handle with one triangle icon on each edge is displayed here. At this time, drag the left triangle of the partition handle to the right or enter accurate values in the text-boxes to remove the unallocated space. After that, click “OK” button.
In the main interface, users can see the unallocated space is gone and the size of the selected partition has increased.
Finally, click “Apply” button to execute this operation.
Are you still trying to remove the unallocated partition in Windows 2008 Server by deleting it? You can turn to MiniTool Partition Wizard to easily and quickly fix this problem without data damage.