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How to Use Extender

Welcome to Extender Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to use Extender to extend system partition and data partition as well on Windows Server System or Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP system. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team, and you will receive solution within 24 hours.

Extend c drive on Windows 2012 R2 64 bit

Extend C drive in Server Manager on Windows 2012 R2 64 bit

How to open server manager

Do as follow:
  • Right-click on Start
  • Choose Disk Management in the menu
  • Choose the Partition you want to extend
  • follow the guide of Extend Volume Wizard

Those steps can work when the free space and the unallocated space are continuous to the partition you want to extend, take the follow picture as an example: Free Space is next to F partition, and unallocated space is next to G partition. Directly right-click to extend is fast in server manager. However, sometimes the situation might be different, free space and unallocated space is not next to the target partition. How to extend free space then?

Free Space on Windows 2012

Extend free Space on Windows 2012 R2 64 bit

Server Manager Tool Disk Management sometimes can be a help on extending partition, but when you face the below situation, it cannot work. The picture below is that free space is not next to F partition and unallocated space is not next to G partition either, if it is Windows 10, Extend Volume in disk management will grayed out, because it cannot work when the space is not continuous, which is the limitation on Disk Management.

But the system I'm testing now is Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit, Extend Volume is not gray out, and it will extend the free space and the unallocated space at the same time by convert the basic disk to dynamic disk, which will not allow system boot if you installed system partition on this disk.

Uncontinuous free space Warning on converting to dynamic disk Dynamic Disk

Partition Extender to extend volume on simple volume

If there's only one disk on your computer, dynamic disk converting is not the good choice to extend volume when free space is not continuous to system partition. We'll use Partition Extender to extend volume on system partition on a simple volume disk.

Do as follow:
  • Run Partition Extender, choose a partition to extend
  • Next to proceed, Use a handle to distribute free space
  • OK to finish extending
  • If you have other unallocated space at the end of disk, repeat the steps
After Extended Windows Server 2012

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