Move Free Space on Windows Server 2019

από τον John, Δημοσιεύθηκε στις: 13 Μαρτίου 2020

This article introduces how to transfer disk space on Windows Server 2019, move free space from D to system C drive on Server XNUMX without losing data.

Disk partitions are allocated after installing Operating System or get from OEM manufacturer, many people ask whether it's possible to αλλαγή μεγέθους διαμερίσματος without losing data. When system Ο δίσκος C είναι γεμάτος, is it possible to move free space from D or other partitions? The answer is yes, but you'd better back up first and run ασφαλές λογισμικό διαμερισμάτων. In this article, I'll show you how to move free space to system C drive in Windows Server 2019.

Server XNUMX Disk Management cannot move free space

Από Windows Server 2008, there are Shrink and Επεκτείνετε Όγκος functions added in Διαχείριση δίσκων console. It can help you resize partition without losing data under some particular condition. To be accurate, it can only help you shrink a NTFS partition to create new volume, and extend a partition by deleting the right contiguous volume. It δεν μπορώ move free space from D to C in Windows Server 2019.

Όπως βλέπετε στο στιγμιότυπο οθόνης, Η επέκταση τόμου είναι απενεργοποιημένη for both C and E drive after shrinking D in Disk Management.

Extend Volume disabled

Αυτό είναι επειδή:

  • Συρρίκνωση τόμου μπορεί να κάνει μόνο το μη κατανεμημένο χώρο στο δεξιά ενώ συρρικνώνεται ένα διαμέρισμα.
  • Η επέκταση της λειτουργίας "Ένταση" (Volume) μπορεί να επεκτείνει μόνο το Unallocated space στο αριστερά συνεχόμενα χώρισμα.

As you see in the screenshot, after shrinking partition D, C drive is μη δίπλα to the Unallocated space, drive E is on the δεξιά, so Extend Volume doesn't work.

Another native diskpart tool has same restrictions.

Move free space to C drive from D or E on the same disk

To move free space in Windows Server 2019, you have to run λογισμικό διαμερίσματος διακομιστή. There are many choices in the market, but you'd better back up first and run safe partition software, because there's potential system and data damage risk while αλλαγή μεγέθους διαμερίσματος with unreliable software. Better than other disk partition tools, NIUBI Partition Editor είναι πολύ πιο ασφαλές και γρηγορότερο λόγω των προηγμένων τεχνολογιών:

How to move free space to system C drive in Windows Server 2019:

  1. Λήψη NIUBI Partition Editor, κάντε δεξί κλικ στο δίσκο D (contiguous partition) and select "Resize/Move Volume".
  2. In the pop-up window, drag αριστερά διασυνοριακά δεξιά ή εισάγετε ένα ποσό στο πλαίσιο του Μη διαθέσιμος χώρος πριν. Then part of free space will be changed to Unallocated on the left.
  3. Κάντε δεξί κλικ στο δίσκο C and select "Resize/Move Volume"πάλι, σύρετε δεξιά διασυνοριακά δεξιά in the pop-up window, then Unallocated space will be moved into C drive.
  4. Πατήστε Apply επάνω αριστερά για εκτέλεση, τελείωσε.

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If you want to move disk space from E drive (nonadjacent partition), similarly, shrink E and make Unallocated space on the left. But before προσθήκη μη εκχωρημένου χώρου στη μονάδα δίσκου C, υπάρχει ένα επιπλέον βήμα προς μετακινήστε μη διατεθέντα χώρο from right of D to the left.

Move free/Unallocated space from another disk?

In some servers, there's no other volume or not enough free space on the same disk. Many people ask whether it's possible to move free/Unallocated space from another disk. The answer is no, no software can transfer space from a different/separated disk. However, there's still a way to expand partition.

Επιλογή 1: to a physical disk

The size of a physical hard disk is fixed, a XNUMXGB disk can't be decreased to XNUMXGB or increased to XNUMXGB. If there's unavailable free space on a physical disk, you can copy to a larger one, then additional space can be transferred and added to other partition(s). Follow the steps in the video:

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Επιλογή 2: to a virtual disk

Αν τρέχετε Windows Server 2019 as guest virtual machine in VMware or Hyper-V, you can expand original disk without copying to another one. Follow the steps below:

After expanding virtual disk, additional disk space is shown as Unallocated on the end, then follow the steps to move and merge Unallocated space to other partition(s).


If you want to move free disk space in Windows Server 2019, the native Disk Management and diskpart tools cannot help you, you should back up first and safe partition software. Because of the advanced technologies, NIUBI Partition Edition can help you accomplish this task fast and safely. Follow the corresponding method according to your own disk partition structure. BTW, if you use any types of hardware RAID arrays such as RAID XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX, there's no difference, simply follow the methods above. Besides shrinking and extending partition to move disk space, NIUBI helps you do many other disk partition operations.