Problem description: one of my Windows storage server 2008 partitions namely partition C does not have much unused space left, so I want to add more space to it by using system built-in disk management tool. But finally I failed since the “Extend Volume” is in grey. I’m eager to know how to extend Windows storage server 2008 partition.
In fact, the “Extend Volume” built-in Windows can only work with contiguous space on the right side of the partition users would like to extend. If they want to resize Windows storage server partition when there is no unallocated space contiguous to target partition, third-party software is requisite.
There is partition extending software which can help users to extend Windows storage server 2008 partition no matter whether there is free space on the same hard disk. If users haven’t found such a program, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard since it has high security and excellent performance. Next, let’s see detailed operations.
Before extending partition, users need to visit the downloading page to download this software. Then, install it on computer. After installation, launch it to open its main interface:
Information about all partitions is displayed on this interface. Here, users should select the C partition, and then click the function “Extend Partition” from action panel to get its operating interface.
In this window, take free space from the E partition and drag sliding button to decide how much space to take. While dragging the handle, users can notice that the size of C and E partition is altering simultaneously. After that, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
In this interface, users can preview the changes. If they are satisfied with the results, just click the “Apply” button to execute all changes to Windows. If not, click “Discard” to cancel all changes.
If users also want to download a piece of excellent partition extending software to extend Windows storage server 2008 partition without influencing the original data, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard. They will receive a lot of surprise.