I have 4 drives in my computer running Windows Server 2008, and I frequently get Low Disk Space warning on the boot/system partition – C drive recently. I have tried to use Windows Disk Management tool to enlarge C drive on Windows Server 2008. Unfortunately, I finally find that Extend Volume is grayed out. It is difficult for me to figure out the exact reason, but partition extension is in dire need. What can I do to perform certain operation?
When users are encountering the following 3 situations, they will find “Extend Volume” in Disk Management unavailable:
1. The partition to be extended is not formatted with NTFS. That is because certain feature only works to a RAW or NTFS partition.
2. There is no unallocated space or free space on hard disk or the unallocated space is right behind target partition to be expanded.
3. If the target partition is a primary one, but there is only a free space right after it.
Well then, is there any efficient solution to fixing such issue: Extend Volume is not activated? Fortunately, drive partitioning tools have emerged on current software market, and MiniTool Partition Wizard is an excellent one. It enables users to masterly extend partition, shrink partition, merge partitions, split partition, wipe partition, etc. Moreover, all those operations will not pose any negative influence on the partition to be managed. Well then, the detailed operations to enlarge Windows Server 2008 C drive are explained as follows.
Before users begin to operate, they need to firstly perform software downloading and installation. After that, take the following steps:
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface:
Step 2. Choose target partition from main console and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 3. Under “Take Free Space from” tab, users need to specify a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space (here, users can choose the unallocated space directly). Then, drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of disk space. After those operations, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4. After backing to main interface, users will find that C drive has been extended. However, it is only a preview effect. To apply it to computer, users ought to click “Apply” button in the upper left corner.
Users are able to finish partition extension within several simple operations by making use of MiniTool Partition Wizard. If partition management is need, hurry to experience the high performance of the server partition manager.