By AOMEI / Last Updated February 26, 2020

Maybe many people have caught in or will face a kind of situation: partition C is almost run out of, but other extended partition have a large space because it is not stored much data. Under this circumstance, some people would ignore this situation, because it nearly does not affect their operating computer, but some people would be panic, because there is no more free space to store data.

What is the result from primary partition being full?

If the primary partition is not partition C, the worst result is that you don’t have more space to store. But if the primary is partition C, one of the results is that compute running speed is slower with time goes by. What’s worse, when you need start some applications urgently, you will find the application does not react when you click icon of some application, and the cursor becomes a circle. does it drive you crazy? Maybe most users of computer have meet with this situation. Especially to users who use Windows Server.

Windows Server is mainly used by enterprise or association. If enterprise computer happen the situation mentioned above, it estimates that running speed does not only cost time, but also money.

"How to move free disk space from extended partitions to primary in server?" It could be a question asked by a great number of users. Actually, there are two ways to offer you to Move free disk space from extended partition to primary.

Move free disk space from extended partition to primary with disk management in Server

If you want to use disk management to move free disk space from extended partition to primary partition, there must be one precondition: the unallocated space must be right to the partition.

So it is very hard to make it that Move free disk space from extended partition to primary with third-party software in server. Only way to move free space to primary is delete the partition besides behind to primary partition you want to extend.

Move free disk space from extended partition to primary with third-party software inServer

Being third-party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you Move free disk space from extended partition to primary. It has many functions to let you choose.

  • 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. In this case, this wizard must collocate with “Merge Partitions”.

  • 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.

  • Allocate Free Space: Allocate Free Space is a new function which helps you to redistribute free partition space. This new function has improved the traditional way of resizing partition and user could allocate free space from one partition to another to enlarge the destination partition.

The wizards mention above can help you to move free space from extended partition to primary partition in server. You can choose any function to realize based on what you like.

There are five editions in AOMEI Partition Assistant. If the computer is installed with Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 R2, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is the best choice. Because this edition support Windows Server 2003, 2008,2012,and 2012 R2.

“Extend Partition Wizard” this function is selected as an example to teach you how to move free space from extended partition to primary partition and the guide are following below.

Step 1: Download, install, and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition . And then you can select "Extend Partition Wizard".

Extend Partition Wizard

Step 2: Here is Extend Partition Wizard main window, extend system partition or data partition is available:

Extend Partition Wizard Main Windowd

Step 3: Select specified extended partition to extend primary partition.

Select the Specified Partition

Step 4: Move slider rightward and you can extend primary partition by shrinking extended partition.

Move Slider to Extend Primary Partition

if you don’t understand the steps above clearly, More specific procedures in “Extend Partition Wizard”, you can click here.

After you used, you will find the procedures to move free space form one partition to the other partition is quite simple and easy. you don’t need worry about how difficult this operation is. The difference from the built-in function is that it has a concise visual interface to operate.