Reduce D Drive to Extend C Drive in Windows 2003, 2008, 2012 Server

Some times, when the C drive is running out of disk space in Windows Server, the D drive is blessed to have extra free space that can be split to support C drive. In this situation, you must be eager to find a way that is feasible to achieve this goal. Then, what's the solution?

In fact, to make things right, you can not fix your hope on Windows Server Disk Management, because it is of no use in dealing with this problem. The most practicable method is to seek help from third party software.

Where there is a need, there is a way. The market provides a handful of professional partition management software that is devoted to optimize the performance of your disk. Third party software is easy to obtain and is convenient to use. Most of all, you will get what you want in the end.

The following content is going to talk about a piece of outstanding software which is called AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

What can AOMEI Partition Assistant Server do?

AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is professional server partition manager software, which can create, format, move and resize partitions as well as convert partition and merge partitions. Support 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (R2 included) and SBS 2003, 2008, 2011. With AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can resize partition without data loss. It provides you safe and efficient way to solve partition problems on Server Operation Systems.

Use AOMEI Partition Assistant to solve this problem

Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, install and run it. The interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition shows as below. There are three ways for you to reduce D drive so as to increase C drive.

Method one: Extend Partition Wizard.

When the Server's system partition is running out of space, you can increase it with one-click extend partition wizard.

Step 1: Click Extend Partition Wizard at left, then the wizard will ask you to choose the partition you are going to expand. Based on this article, choose extend system partition, and click Next to go on. In the welcome page, click Next.

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Step 2: Then comes to the step to select the partition that you intend to take free space from. Based on this article, tick The D drive.

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Step 3: Now it's time to specify the new size of the partition you are going to extend. Drag the slider bar rightwards, you'll see the C drive is growing larger in the picture. What's left to be done now is just following the guidance and waiting for the success.

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Method two: Allocate Free Space

When the system on Server pops up "Low Disk Space" warning, enlarge it by allocate free space from other partition. This is the most excellent way.

Step 1: Right click partition D, in the pops-up window choose Allocate Free Space.

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Step 2: In the pop-up window, specify the size that you want to take away from D drive. Click OK to continue. Last but not least, click Apply to commit the change.

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Method 3: Resize Partition

This is a most primary method that seems a little clumsy. Whatever, you can still have a try.

Step 1: Right click partition D, in the pops-up window choose Resize Partition.

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Step 2: Pull the bar left to reduce the size of D drive. To fill in the specified numbers is also available. Then click OK.

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Step 3: Now an unallocated space is formed. To extend C drive, right click unallocated space and choose Merge Partitions.

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Step 4: Then tick the target C drive and click OK.

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Step 5: Last but not least, don't forget to click Apply at the top-left corner and Proceed in the pops-up window to finish the change.

In a sum, to extend the disk space of C drive by reducing that of D drive is a cushy thing with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition. What's more, it has a great many of other features (view more). With this professional software, all partition issues can be solved without effort. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition