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How to increase disk space of C drive on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008?

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
When Windows Server C drive is out of space, the Server computer may slow down and affect your work. Then you'll need to find a safe way to increase C drive space. Magic server partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition helps increase disk space of C drive for Windows Server.

Need to increase disk pace

Is the free space on your hard drive is becoming smaller and smaller, especially on the C drive? Does it seem that something fishy is going on and eating your disk space? If your answer is yes, this article will help you to increase disk space.

Here are some major reasons that take your disk space: temp files on C drive, temporary Internet files, backup files created during installation, Windows system restore data, duplicate copies of large files like movies, songs etc.

If your drive is out of space, then how to fix it to increase disk space will become urgent. Let's read on for the solution.

Common solutions to increase disk space of C drive

When you encounter the low disk space issue on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, especially the C drive, you may face the non-stop pops-up window and want to seek some solutions to increase disk space. Here are some solutions to help free disk space on your C drive.

1. Clean up the hard disk drive

You can run the Disk Cleanup function by clicking on the Low Disk Space popup. This tool will scan your drives and look for files that you can safely erase. Usually, this will be of little help.

2. Remove programs

You can consider removing programs that you don't use and moving large media files to other partition. But you will spend a lot of time to do this.

It could only solve this low disk space problem temporarily. When you find that the C drive is full again, you have to seek a new method to solve it. The fast and efficient way to solve server low disk space problem is increasing disk space with server partition manager software.

3. Increase disk space of C drive on Windows server with EaseUS server partition manager

Server partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition can easily increase disk space on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, especially increase disk space of C drive on Windows Server.

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 Server 2016 is supported

Besides extending C drive, EaseUS Partition Master provides Partition Recovery Wizard and Disk and Partition Copy Wizard and even migrate OS to HDD/SSD features. Let’s see how to extend C drive:

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Add space to the System C drive

1. Shrink partition and leave unallocated space for extending C: drive:

  1. Right-click on a partition next to the C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
  2. Drag either end of the partition to shrink and leave unallocated space behind the system C: drive and click "OK".

2. Right-click on the System C: drive and select "Resize/Move".

Extend System partition

To add space to the C: drive, drag the system partition end into unallocated space.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Confirm to extend system C drive

Click the "Execute Operation" button, check all the operations waiting for pending, and click "Apply" to keep all changes so to extend C drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive

Tips: If there is some unallocated space right behind the system partition, you can extend it with "Resize/Move partition" and drag C drive end into unallocated space directly.