How to Shrink Server 2003 Volume to Use Free Space

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Shrink Server 2003 Volume to Use Free Space

As Server 2003 users, we always perform the operation to resize partition in Windows Server 2003. This is because some partitions in Server 2003 may be very short of free space while other volumes own enough free space. By coincidence, we want to use the certain partition whose space almost runs out.

 

We may consider using free space released from big partitions to extend small partitions. Then, how to obtain free space? At this time, we had better choose to shrink Server 2003 volume to use free space.

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When it comes to “resize partition in Windows Server 2003”, we may think of how to achieve this with ease. We can divide large partitions, merge small partitions, extend small volumes and shrink large volumes to realize adjusting partition. Here we will focus on how to shrink Windows partition.

 

We can resize partition in Windows Server 2003 by making use of disk utility built in Windows. Surely, it is a practical and convenient tool which we can choose to adjust partition in Windows Server 2003 for free. But this small tool in Server 2003 doesn’t provide the service of shrinking partition. So, we had better shrink Server 2003 volume by using third party tool.

 

If we shrink Server 2003 volume to use free space with the help of partition magic, the location of the free space can be not only on the right side of target partition but also on the left side of it. It’s very likely to lose data when we shrink Windows partition with disk utility. Nevertheless, it’s safe for us to resize volume with partition magic, because it has a built-in data protection function.

 

Next, we will respectively show users how to shrink Server 2003 volume to use free space with the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.

 

Shrink Windows Partition with Partition Magic

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  1. After users open MiniTool Partition Wizard, they need to choose a target partition and then click “Move/Resize” in the tool bar in order to successfully shrink Server 2003 volume to use free space.

 

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  1. Users can drag the left small black triangle rightwards or the right small black triangle leftwards to shrink Windows partition. Then, users can drag the whole partition handle rightwards or leftwards to specify location of the new partition. Next, they can click “OK” to go back to the main interface of this partition magic.

 

  1. Click “Apply” to perform the pending operations.

 

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  1. Users can see that they have successfully shrunk Windows partition in the final interface.

 

MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is a practical partition magic for Server 2003. It can help users easily shrink Server 2003 volume to use free space.