Resize Local Disk C on Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Need suggestions for FREEware to resize local disk C on Windows Server 2003. Links would be extremely helpful.

I was looking into acronis disk director and partition magic, but they look like they cost money. If I am mistaken, please send me a link where we can download this for free.

Any other freeware would be helpful too?
Question by:pzozulka
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    Why do you need to resize?  How large is the C: drive?  I would suggest before you take chances on corrupting data using free tools like gparted and the like (or even paid tools), you should first consider managing the server differently.  Move things off C that don't need to be there.  Please read this article:
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    You can see two links bellow. I think It's useful for you:
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    This is a partition that only has 8GB on it. This is for a Virtual machine disk using VMware Server. I chose the option to expand the disk as it grows, but apparently I need a 3rd party tool to expand it manually. I'm not affraid of losing any data on this disk, I simply don't want to go through the process of recreating this virtual machine from scratch.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    So?  8 GB should be fine.  What's taking up the space?  

    You can, of course, make a backup copy of the virtual disk and then play with just about anything.... but is your time not worth anything?  Because appropriate management and you'll be done in 30-60 minutes... if you want to keep hunting for an expansion solution, this could drag on and if you don't get it right the first or second attempt, you'll have wasted time.  Your call - and I've given you an option in my first post - gparted.

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