In my computer running Windows Server 2012, there are 2 hard disk drives and Disk 1 is split into several parts: boot/system partition: C drive, data partitions: D and E drive and some unallocated space. Recently, the whole system runs slower and slower. The most important thing is that I find it quite hard to gain free space to accommodate new files. This issue concerns me a lot. Moreover, the Low Disk Space warning occurs frequently. Thus, I plan to repartition hard drive to make best use of disk space and maximize system performance. Is there any easy way to repartition Server 2012 without losing files?
With the spread of computer and extensive adoption of internet, computer server accumulates plenty of data. And quite a lot data are exchanged in server, occupying lots of space. If those data are not disposed in an appropriate way, users may come across the same or similar situations as mentioned above: system performance gets lowered, file accessing speed becomes slower and slower and disk space utilization rate is low. At this time, the best way to improve those troublesome situations is to repartition server hard drive so as to maintain system in an excellent state.
How to repartition hard drive on Windows Server 2012? How to avoid data loss in operational course? Although there is a Disk Management tool available in Windows Server 2012, but partition resizing features are still defective. For example, if users need to extend a partition, there must be allocated space right behind the target partition. Users who rely on “diskpart” command line will also feel disappointed as well. Actually, a piece of excellent server partition magic can masterly get hard drive repartitioned without losing files, and MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is one of such software.
If users want to make use of the powerful server partition management software to fix drive partitioning issues such disk partition extension, they need to firstly fulfill software downloading and installation. After that, follow those steps:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface:
2. In the main interface, choose target partition needing to be enlarged from disk mapping area where the detailed information about disk and partition distribution is displayed. Then, click “Extend Partition” in “Operations” area.
3. Under “Take Free Space from” tab, specify a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space. At this time, gain needed capacity of free space by dragging the sliding handle. Then, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. After returning to main interface, users will find that the chosen partition has been extended and a pending operation appears in “Operations Pending” area. However, it is the preview effect, so users are expected to take the final step: click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to apply it.
After reading the step-by-step guidance on how to extend a partition for Windows Server 2012, users must have been surprised by the magic of MiniTool server partition magic. If you also need to repartition Windows Server 2012, hurry to download MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.