Move partition on Windows Server 2016

Opdateret den 16. november 2019

Denne artikel introducerer, hvordan man flytter partition i Windows Server 2016. Move drive D or other volume to the right/left, front/end of or to another disk.

Nogle gange skal du gøre det flyt diskpartition in Windows Server 2016, but Windows native Disk Management cannot do this, so 3rd-party software is needed. However, there is risk of losing data when you moving volume with unreliable disk partition software, so remember to back up first and run safe tool. This article introduces how to move partition on Server 2016 in a disk or to another disk. To do this, you just need to drag and drop on the disk map.

How to move partition D to expand C

Windows Server 2016 provides Formindsk Volume og Forlæng Volume feature in Disk Management snap-in, so when C drive is løber tør for plads, mange mennesker prøver at udvid C-drevet by shrinking D. However, they kan ikke forlænge C-drevet efter krympet D, fordi Forlæng lydstyrken er gråtonet.

Kan ikke forlænges

From Microsoft explanation, to expand a drive with Extend Volume function, there must be tilstødende Ikke tildelt plads på sin højre side. After shrinking D with Shrink Volume, Unallocated space is made on the right side of D, so it's non adjacent to C drive.

To solve this problem, you can move partition D towards right med NIUBI Partition Editor, Unallocated space will be moved to the left at the same time, then Udvid lydstyrke er aktiveret til C-drev.

How to move partition D in Windows Server 2016 til at udvide C-drev:

  1. Hent NIUBI Partition Editor, right click partition D og vælg Resize/Move Volume, træk den Midt towards right side in the pop-up window.
  2. Højreklik C kør og vælg "Resize/Move Volume"igen, træk højre grænse mod højre for at kombinere ikke-allokeret plads.
  3. Klik Benyt on top left to execute, done. (NIUBI is designed to work in its virtual mode, real disk partitions won't be modified until click Apply to confirm.)

Watch the video how to move partitions in Server 2016:

Video guide

How to move partition to left or right side

If you want to shrink D to expand drive E, Disk Management still cannot help you, but with NIUBI Partition Editor you can merge the contiguous Unallocated space to E drive directly without moving partition.

For at gøre dette skal du højreklikke på drevet E og vælg "Resize/Move Volume", træk venstre grænse mod til venstre i pop op-vinduet:

Udvid drev E

If there's another drive F on the right side of E, before adding this Unallocated space to it, you need to move partition E towards left.

How to move partition E to left in Server 2016:

Similarly, run NIUBI Partition Editor, højreklik på drevet E og vælg "Resize/Move Volume". Træk Midt position mod til venstre i pop op-vinduet.

Move partition E

When there's Unallocated space, you can easily move either contiguous partition to left or right for Windows 2016 server, then you can exchange position of Unallocated space and this partition.

How to move disordered partition

Sometimes, the partitions are in disorder due to some reason, for example, the partitions are display as C, D, F, E.

Disordered partitions

In this situation, you may change drive letter of volume F and E without moving partitions. To do this, firstly right click drive E and select "Change Drive Letter"I NIUBI Partition Editor, select G or other one in the pop-up window. Then change drive F to E, finally change G (or other one) to F.

Sådan flyttes partition til en anden disk

Sometimes you need to move single or all partitions to another disk, for example: there are only drive C and D on the same system disk, you want to extend C or D drive, but there's not enough free space in the other partition. Then you can move partition D to another disk.

Steps to move single partition in Windows Server 2016 med NIUBI:

  1. (Optional) Shrink a volume on the other disk to get Unallocated space (larger than the used space of drive D).
  2. Right click original partition (D:) and select Copy Volume, vælg det ikke-tildelte rum i pop op-vinduet.
  3. Rediger størrelsen, placeringen og typen af ​​målpartitionen, og klik på Finish.
  4. Højreklik på den oprindelige partition D, og ​​vælg Change Drive Letter, ændre det til enhver anden.
  5. Skift drevbogstav for målpartition til D.

It is similar if you want to move a partition to front or end of disk in Windows 2016-server.

Watch the video how to move partition to another disk:

Video guide

  • While moving partition D, you can expand it with additional disk space.
  • If you want to expand C drive, after moving D to other disk, you can delete it and then add the adjacent Unallocated space into C drive.
  • Hvis du vil flytte alle partitions to another disk in Windows 2016 server, follow the steps to copy disk partitions.

I Sammenfatning

To move partition on Windows Server 2016, the native Disk Management is useless. NIUBI Partition Editor can accomplish this task well, you just need to click, drag and drop on the disk map.

Bedre end andre værktøjer, NIUBI Partition Editor is much safer, because it has innovative 1 Second Rollback, Virtual Mode and Cancel-at-well technologies to protect system and data. In addition, it is 30% - 300% faster because of its advanced file-moving algorithm. This is very helpful when there are large amount of files in the partitions that you want to move.