Decrease D Drive to Increase C Drive
Low disk space keeps showing at the corner is annoying every time we check in Windows Server 2003. As an administrator of server system, we'll check in to see if it is running normal, but we get the warning message again and again, and it seems that this server is running slower than months ago. Strange thing is that I have plenty of free space on D Drive, how can I increase C Drive by decreasing D Drive?
You can, but not in Windows Server 2003 disk management, the snap-in disk managing tool doesn't have options to resize partition but to delete it, maybe that's not what you want. We need to use partition software for Windows Server 2003.
Before we resize D partition and extend C Drive in server system, please check if there're too many temporary files exist, try to delete them and refresh again, the temporary files path at:
C: Documents and Settings/user/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files
If cleaning up temporary files won't help, try the log file and check properties on it. How much capacity does it take? Is that larger than the last time you check it? That's another consumer of disk free space. Try to clear it and you'll free up some space.
Back to the subject, how to decrease D Drive and increase C Drive
Download Macrorit Disk Partition Server Edition or the portable server edition and
- In Partition Expert, click D Drive > Resize / Move Volume
- Decrease this partition by dragging the handle inwards; click OK when you cut enough free space from it
- Click on C Drive, resize it, and drag the right handle to increase C Drive
- Commit pending operations in the main window.
Now open file explorer (Windows key + E) to see if C Drive shows red bar or not, and you can decrease more space from D Drive or other partitions with more free space if low disk space problem not solved.