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How Do I Extend ReFS Volume with 1-2-3 Clicks? 2024 Tutorial🔥

Learn to effortlessly extend ReFS volumes on Server computers with our straightforward, step-by-step 2024 tutorial. This tutorial is ideal for efficient server management and optimizing data storage capabilities.

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Tracy King

Updated on May 29, 2024

Microsoft created the ReFS (Resilient File System) to meet the expanding demands of data storage and to be robust in modern computer settings. ReFS provides strong data integrity, scalability, and sophisticated capabilities like deduplication and error correction. It is compatible with Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 and Windows 10. 

How do you extend ReFs volume? In this article, EaseUS will show you how to increase ReFS volumes easily and quickly with a few clicks, guaranteeing effective storage space management.

What Tools Can I Use to Extend ReFS Volume?

Here is a list of some reliable tools that you can use to extend ReFS volume without much hassle:

For experienced Windows users, DiskPart is a good option for expanding ReFS volumes. However, its command-line nature can get a bit complicated, and it is not recommended for beginners.

So, for reliable and easy volume extension, you can use EaseUS Partition Master, a simple solution for Windows users. In the next section, you'll find a detailed guide on extending ReFS volume via EaseUS Partition Master.

#1. Extend ReFS Volume via EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master Technician is a dedicated disk management tool known for its easy-to-use interface and robust capabilities. Its Resize/Move and Allocate Space features make expanding ReFS volumes simple.

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The Resize/Move feature also allows Windows users to easily resize server partition by adding all existing unallocated space to the destination ReFS disk, guaranteeing the best use of storage resources. 

Plus, the Allocate Space function helps shift free disk partition space from one or more existing partitions to the ReFS volume, giving you more control over volume management.

You can follow the steps below to extend ReFS Volume using EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 1. Locate the Target Partition.

Go to Partition Manager, locate the target partition and select "Resize/Move".

Select target partition to extend

Step 2. Extend the Target Partition.

Drag the partition panel rightward or leftward to add the unallocated space into your current partition and click "OK" to confirm.

choose another drive to allocate space

Extra Option: Get Space from Another Drive

If there is not enough unallocated space on your disk, right-click on a big partition with enough free space, select "Allocate space".

Then select the target partition that you want to extend at the allocate space to column.

choose another drive to allocate space

Step 3. Execute Operations to Extend Partition.

Drag the dots of the target partition into the unallocated space and click "OK".

finish extending partition

Then Click the "Execute Task" button and click "Apply" to keep all the changes. 

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#2. Increase ReFS Size via Disk Management

Disk Management provides users with a simple interface for managing their storage devices, including the ability to create, delete, format, and resize partitions.

Before increasing ReFS size with Disk Management, you should check disk usage and ensure that the unallocated free space is adjacent to the ReFS volume.

Follow these steps to increase ReFS size via Disk Management:

Step 1. To launch the Disk Management tool, press Windows Key + X and select "Disk Management" from the menu. 

Step 2. Find the ReFS volume you want to expand in the graphical representation of your disk configuration. 

Step 3. Right-click on the ReFS volume and choose "Extend Volume" from the context menu. 

extend volume

Step 4. Follow the on-screen steps in the Extend Volume Wizard to specify the additional space to allocate to the ReFS volume. 

allocate to refs volume

Step 5. Confirm your options and finish the process of expanding the ReFS volume.

Disk Management is a powerful Windows built-in program for multiple functions. You can click the buttons below to learn about partition management:

Although this program is an excellent solution for extending ReFS volume, it requires multiple steps, making it a time-consuming operation. So, to save time and complete the task in just a few clicks, you can use the first method by installing and using the EaseUS Partition Master.

#3. Enlarge ReFS Partition Using DiskPart

DiskPart is a Windows-based command-line utility for efficient disk partitioning and management. It provides advanced functionality for system administrators and power users.

So, for users having experience with command-line tools, DiskPart, a command-line application, provides solid features for quickly modifying disk partitions. However, to minimize data loss or system instability, use caution and the exact commands mentioned below while extending ReFS partitions with DiskPart.

Here is a detailed guide that you can follow:

Step 1. To launch an elevated command prompt, press Windows Key + X and select "Command Prompt (Admin)" or "Windows PowerShell (Admin)." 

Step 2. Enter "diskpart" and press Enter to start the DiskPart tool.

Step 3. Use the "list volume" command to view a list of all volumes on your system, then choose the ReFS partition you wish to expand. 

Step 4. Type "select volume X" (replace X with the volume number of your ReFS partition) to choose the appropriate volume. 

select volume

Step 5. Use the "extend a volume" or "expands the maximum size available on a virtual disk" command to expand the ReFS partition and use all available disk space. 

Step 6. Close DiskPart by entering "exit" and hitting Enter.

If you encounter the error that Diskpart failed to extend the volume, you can read the article below for help.

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How to Solve "Diskpart Failed to Extend the Volume"

This article explains why Diskpart failed to extend the volume and provides detailed guides for readers to fix this error. Besides, it introduces an ideal disk management tool to avoid this error.

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Hopefully, you have identified the best-suited method to expand your ReFS volume. Don't forget to share this article to help more users.



This article offers detailed guidance on expanding ReFS volumes using different methods tailored to users' preferences and skills. Volume expansion requires careful handling, including a dedicated look at the available disk space and existing partitions to avoid data loss or system disruptions.

EaseUS Partition Master is a top choice for a reliable and seamless solution. It offers volume expansion and versatile features for creating, shrinking, formatting, and erasing ReFS partitions. Also, make sure to try the app for a trouble-free ReFS volume management experience.

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FQAs in Extending ReFS Volume

Do you still have any questions about extending the ReFS volume? Here are some frequently asked questions for your reference.

1. Is ReFS better than NTFS?

ReFS offers advantages like improved resilience and scalability compared to NTFS, but its suitability depends on specific use cases and compatibility requirements. So, ensure you're ready to shift to ReFS and learn about it before choosing file systems.

2. Can I shrink a ReFS volume?

Yes. You can use disk management software like EaseUS Partition Master or Windows Disk Management to shrink a ReFS volume. That said, make sure to back up all your important files so you don't lose your data if something goes wrong.

3. What do I do if Extend Volume is grayed out with unallocated space left?

If the "Extend Volume" option is grayed out, you can partition using third-party tools or DiskPart commands, as the unallocated space is unavailable. So, make sure to keep some space available and unallocated before you try to extend any volume.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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