How to Resize Windows 2000 Server Partition without Data Loss?

Learn to extend or shrink partition in Windows Server 2000/2008/2012/2016 without data loss.

December 23, 2014

How to Resize Windows 2000 Server Partition without Data Loss?

Question: I have a desktop computer which is used primarily for storing and backing up shared files. It is running Windows 2000 server. When setting up, I created 2 partitions: 20 GB (system) and 100 GB (Data) and 30GB unallocated space. I now need to resize partition on Windows 2000 server so that I could increase my system partition, but its built-in disk management is unable to extend volume. Anyone has any other suggestions?

Everybody knows that Windows 2000 built-in Disk Management tool has no Extend and Shrink Volume feature, not to mention extend system partition. So when the hard disk was partitioned, it will be hard to change the distribution. However, you can resort to 3thd party software, like Partition Assistant, which can fix all kinds of disk problems. Here we will take the above question for example to demonstrate how to resize partition in Windows 2000 with this partition magic server software.

Step by step instructions to resize Windows 2000 Server partition

Step 1: Launch Partition Assistant server and you'll see all disks and volumes that connected to your Server and unallocated space and other properties of each volume.

Main Interface

Step 2: Right-click E and select "Resize" from the menu. In the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it. Then there will be some unallocated space behind C drive.

Resize Partition

Step 3: Right-click C and select "Resize". In the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to extend C drive into the unallocated space.

Step 4: Click "Apply" on the toolbar to proceed.

Form the demonstrations above; you can know it is simple and easy to extend C drive with this magic software. If there is no unallocated space on the hard drive, you can even move space from one partition to another without the need to create unallocated space by shrink a partition. And you don’t need to format the hard drive and repartition it again.


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