In recently, one of my best friends Michael has a problem to
complaint to me: his computer installed with Windows Server OS, and he asks me how to
extend server partition to unallocated space on the left. Actually, he knows more little
knowledge than middle students. But some of users may face such situation, and some of
them can totally solve it by themselves, but maybe there are some people just like my
friend Michael could lose his hand when this situation happens.
Can I extend server partition to unallocated space on left in disk management?
"Can I extend Server partition to unallocated space on left in disk management?"
That question was asked by my friend? Most people could ask such question again. The
answer is no. disk management only can merge the unallocated space besides partition
on right. In other words, if there are two unallocated space that distribute
opposite sides of the partition, and you want to extend that partition, only do you
can merge the unallocated space that’s next to partition on right to extend, but not
on left. There is no why because that’s properties of disk. Under this circumstance,
it is necessary to let third-party software to extend.
How to extend Server partition to unallocated space on left with Third-party
With technology developing, there are so much software that manages partition and
hard disk appearing in the internet. If you and my friend Michael ask such problems
in searching engine such as Google, Bing, etc. countless of answers will be searched
out, and they includes various advertisements about partition management tools or
different posts about skill in forum. The third-party software is a good way to
solve the problems mention above, but they are containing freeware or the paid
software, function varies from different edition. Eyes would be confused by so much
fantastic functions of software in advertisement. How to choose the third-party
software that is suitable for you the most? Of these software, AOMEI Partition
Assistant is great choice for common users. It is a third-party software that lets
people operate partition easily. It offers many functions to extend partition.
Extend Partition Wizard: you can shrink
one or more partitions you specify to extend any partition you specify with this
wizard. If one partition will be almost full and other partition is nearly empty or
has huge free space, you can use this wizard. Often, this wizard is used to extend
partition C, because it can make operating system has space to run and accelerate
the running speed of computer.
Resize Partition: you can enlarge or shrink
space with this wizard to resize partition space. if the usage of partition in
computer is imbalance, for example, one partition or two more partition is nearly
full, but other partition is nearly not used. So, we have to resize partition to
reallocate the space of disk.
Merge Partitions: you can merge two adjacent
partitions or unallocated space on disk with this wizard to extend partition.(the
using way displays below) this wizard is used to the situation that is similar with
what mentioned above.
This functions mentioned above can be found in the interface, and you can select any
function to merge unallocated space on the left side to the partition.
There are five editions about AOMEI partition Assistant, that is Standard, Lite,
Professional, Server, and Technician. Every edition has its own features. Server
edition can be an example to tell you: the functions in this edition are similar
with Standard editions, but Server edition supports Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012
R2, but Standard edition can’t be installed in the Windows Server.
Here is the guide below about how to use "Merge Partitions" to extend
partition. in this case, partition H will be merged with the unallocated space that
is right side of partition H by the wizard "Merge Partitions".
Step 1: Download, install, and launch
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition. And Right click the partition you want to
merge and select "Merge Partitions" this function.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, tick the check box of the
unallocated space, and then click "OK" to continue.
Step3: You can preview changes. To save the changes, please
click "Apply" on the toolbar.
If the partition has running applications, AOMEI Partition Assistant will suggest you
to close them or perform the operation under PreOS
You see, is this easy to extend partition to the unallocated space on the left? My
friend Michael is very happy after he makes it by using this. Comparing disk
management, this software offers a visual interface to operate, and you can see
every steps you have operated clearly.