How to Free Up C Drive Space in the Windows Server?

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Has your PC's performance gone down? Is your computer unable to perform automated processes like backups? 

Then, that's probably happening because the C drive space has been full to the brim. When Windows users don't manage their server properly, all backup, log, and temp files can accumulate huge space on the disk. This will eventually impact the performance of a computer. 

Thus, it is important to free up C drive space in Windows Server computers. The C drive space can be managed effectively through regular server disk space checkups or cleanups.

For our readers' convenience, we have already drafted a few methods that can help them to free up C drive space in the Windows Server.

How to Free Up C Drive Space in the Windows Server - 4 Easy Methods

All the system settings and application files are stored on the C drive in most computers. Thus, it needs substantial free space to smoothly run all the system operations.

Therefore, Windows users need to run frequent server checkups to remove outdated backup files, temp files, and other unwanted documents on the C drive.

By following these four methods, freeing up C drive space in the Windows server will become a piece of cake.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Method 1. Clean Up C Drive with EaseUS Todo PCTrans  Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans...Full steps
Method 2. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps on C Drive Step 1. Open the Control Panel...Full steps
Method 3. Launch Disk Cleanup Step 1. Go to File Explorer, select This PC...Full steps
Method 4. Manually Move Windows Pagefile.sys via Control Panel  Step 1. Press Windows + R key...Full steps

Method 1. Clean Up C Drive with EaseUS Todo PCTrans

Do you want a quick and safe method to free up C drive space? 

Then, get the EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool. This is a free program to move data, migrate old PC files and fully manage a Windows computer system. 

EaseUS Todo PCTrans offers two options to clean up C drive - System Cleanup and Application Migration. 

System Cleanup helps users to run a complete scan on a system to remove all unwanted files. Users can move C drive data and applications to another drive or computer using the Application Migration option. Without any uninstallation hassle, the tool can migrate programs from C drive. 

Besides these two features, EaseUS Todo PCTrans offers various other features to Windows users, such as: 

  • It supports Windows Server/11/10/8/7 and older versions. 
  • The software can help you transfer files from one server to another
  • It offers three transfer modes - Network Connection, Transfer Locally and Image Files. 
  • Todo PCTrans can recover data from a dead PC. 
  • It is super simple to use the software without a lot of technical knowledge.

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Here's how to free up C drive space using EaseUS Todo PCTrans: 

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your computer. Click "System Cleanup" and click the "Scan" button to go on.

system cleanup - step 1

Step 2. When the scan completes, junk files will be listed. Selected the unwanted files. Be careful not to mistakenly delete files that affect the normal operation of your computer or software.

system cleanup - step 2

Step 3. Click the "Clean up" button and confirm the cleanup operation. You can regularly use this function to free up disk space.

system cleanup - step 3

Method 2. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps on C Drive

Some applications are large and may not be necessary anymore. So, uninstall all those unwanted applications stored on the C drive to free up space on the drive. To do so: 

Step 1. Open the Control Panel using Windows + R keys to open the Run command box.  

Step 2. Under the Programs, click on the Uninstall a Program tab.

uninstall apps

Step 3. Look for the unwanted programs and click on the Uninstall button to start the uninstallation process. 

This method is only effective if you have unwanted applications on your computer. But if there are no unimportant applications on the C drive, use EaseUS to migrate the heavy programs to a new location. This way, you can free up space on the C disk and keep all the programs within reach. 

Method 3. Launch Disk Cleanup

Windows Server users can run Disk Cleanup from File Explorer to remove all unnecessary files like temp files or deleted files in the Recycle Bin. To launch Disk Cleanup:

Step 1. Go to File Explorer, select This PC, right-click on the C drive and select the Properties.

disk cleanup

Step 2. Click on the Disk Cleanup in the pop-up window. The Disk Cleanup will calculate the amount of space that can be freed up on a C drive in a Windows Server device. 

Step 3. Check all the unnecessary files and click on the OK button to clean up the C drive.

disk cleanup

Step 4. Refresh the C drive once to ensure all unwanted files are removed. 

Method 4. Manually Move Windows Pagefile.sys via Control Panel 

Pagefile, also known as Swap file, is located on C drive by default to compensate for RAM. Windows Server full drive issue can be addressed by moving the page file to another drive. Here's how to move Windows pagefile manually: 

Step 1. Press Windows + R key to open the Run command box and type sysdm.cpl, hit Enter. 

Step 2. Click on the Advanced and later on Settings under the Performance tab. 

Step 3. On the Performance Options pop-up window, click on the Advanced and then Change under the Virtual memory.

move windows pagefile

Step 4. Uncheck the Automatically manage paging file option. Click on the C drive and select No paging file. Next, click on the Set to disable page file on C drive. 

Step 5. Finally, choose the drive to move the pagefile, click System managed size, and OK. Ensure to reboot Windows Server machine to effectively run operations after transferring the page file. 

Final Words 

You are now ready to free up C drive space in Windows Server. All four methods are fast and effective to clean up C drive. 

But manual page file transfer and uninstalling unwanted files will not be feasible for all users. Thus, we recommend our readers to get EaseUS Todo PCTrans to run quick system cleanups and migrate applications between drives. 

You can download the software anytime from the EaseUS website and enjoy 24*7 assistance to transfer applications.

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How to Free Up C Drive Space in the Windows Server?

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

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