Sometimes C Drive is out of space while other partitions still have enough, how to move free space from logical drive to primary drive without data loss; Sometimes when we delete files, they are not really removed but tracks of the original info are still there to be found and restored by data recovery software, how can wipe free space clean to protect sensitive data?
Well, the following is a list that will help to answer those free-space-related questions
Move free space to C Drive is the fastest way to solve low disk space alert in Windows Server 2008, but disk management, the snap-in partition tool doesn’t have such functions. Server Partition software Macrorit Partition Expert Server is able to move free space from one partition to another without data loss.
Windows Vista system changed the view of Windows Explorer so we can see how much free space left and used on each partition, when some partition, eg, C Drive turns to low disk space, the volume bar will become red to warning you it’s time to free up some disk space or the system performance will be affected.
Windows system can only be installed on primary partitions, there’s always one primary partition in one disk, C Drive, so when you want to extend primary partition, it must be the system partition you want to resize. Data partition always set to a logical partition, free space with large capacity always stays in the logical partition; when low disk space happens to the primary partition, the simplest way is to extend it with free space from the logical partition.
I Know Windows disk management can’t move free space from the end of disk to the head of it, but I already have free space on the disk, I don’t want to waste it, and I don’t want to delete any partitions just for free space or unallocated space, ‘cause I don’t have that much free space available for backing up stuff. By the way, my boot volume is running out space, keeps warning me of low disk space, please tell me how to make full of use free space I already have.
Wipe hard drive free space is essential when you decided to get rid of old computers or hard drives, since there’s data left in free space, data that be easily restored by any recovery software, most of which are free, they’re powerful enough to restore shift+deleted files, a method which Windows claims to remove file permanently
Wipe free space is to overwrite the deleted space or unused space on the disk so that there are only meaningless characters instead of sensitive personal private info left, it’s a way of protecting data privacy operation. To make it simple, the Wipe free space wipes the disk clean again after you deleted a file or other stuff, it’s an advanced way of deleting data.