Merge partitions in Windows Server 2003, 2008.

Many people want to merge two partitions when a drive running out of space, especially for Windows Server system C drive. By merging partitions, system C: drive get the free space from another data drive, such as volume D. It is indeed possible to merge partitions in Windows Server 2003, 2008 both 32 and 64 bit, of course without losing data. How to merge partitions in Windows Server 2003? How to merge Server 2008 partitions? However, it is not the best choice to fix server "Low Disk Space" by merging partitions, because: If you merge partition D: to drive C, partition D is lost though all files exist in "new" drive C. All shortcuts of server services and applications to drive D: become invalid. The best solution is extending the system C: drive by shrinking a data drive, so no partition lost, no other operations, no further problems. How to … Continue reading

How to merge partitions in Windows 2003 Server

Today's hard drives feature jaw-dropping amounts of space. But no matter how big your drive, you'll be amazed at how quickly application installs, browser caches, and temporary files can eat up your free space and clutter your system. When there is little free space in system C drive, Windows pop-up an alert about Low Disk Space as below: To solve this problem, you may consider free up space with Windows Cleanup utility, but generally, it can only free up a little free space and shortly this alert pops up again. The fast and easy way to solve this problem is to resize or merge partitions. That is to say, get some free space from other data partition to extend the system drive. Defference between resizing and merging partition in Windows 2003 Server By resizing, you need to shrink a data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then extend system … Continue reading

How to Merge Partitions in Windows Server or PC to Increase C Drive?

Many users encountered the problem that the system C drive running out of space, especially after upgrade to Windows 7. Before Partition Magic, you have to backup, delete all partitions and recreate the partitions, and then restore again. It is time – consuming, especially for Windows Servers, longer downtime means larger lose. To extend system C drive, you may consider resizing partition one by one or mege partitions directly. In this article, I'll introduce how to merge partitions in Windows Server 2008/2003 and Windows 7/Vista/XP. Two kinds of tools to merge partitions 1. For Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, you can merge partitions in Disk Management indirectly without any other partitioning software. (delete the data partition and extend system or another data partition by Extend feature) 2. For Windows XP, Server 2003, you need third party partitioning software to merge partitions, but before merging partitions, you'd better … Continue reading