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How to shrink or extend a volume in Windows Server 2022

Hard drives in any operating system fulfill fundamental roles since apart from being the place where the operating system and applications are installed, a hard drive allows us to:

 

Hard disk functions

 

  • Assign new partitions to manage future data
  • Create backup copies to always keep the information available
  • Enable C drive availability for additional tasks

 

 

In Windows Server 2022 it is possible to reduce or increase (extend) the size of the disk according to current needs and TechnoWikis will explain how to achieve this task in different ways..

 

 

 

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How to shrink or extend a volume in Windows Server 2022

 

Step 1

One of the first options is to go to the Server Manager:

 

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Step 2

There we go to the section "File and storage services" and select "Volumes":

 

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Step 3

It will be possible to right click on the unit and select "Extend volume":

 

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Step 4

Another of the available ways is by right-clicking on the Start menu and selecting "Computer Management":

 

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Step 5

We go to the "Storage" section and then double click on "Disk Management (local)":

 

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Step 6

In the options displayed we right click on the unit and select "Reduce volume":

 

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Step 7

This will launch a wizard that is responsible for performing the space analysis:

 

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Step 8

Then we see the amount of space available to shrink the drive:

 

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Step 9

We define the amount in MB to reduce:

 

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Step 10

Click on "Reduce" and we will see the free space which has the legend "Not assigned":

 

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Step 11

We right click on the new volume and select "New simple volume":

 

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Step 12

The following wizard will be displayed:

 

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Step 13

We click Next and define the size to use:

 

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Step 14

Click Next to assign the desired letter:

 

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Step 15

Then we assign name and type of file system:

 

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Step 16

Click Next to see a summary of the task:

 

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Step 17

Click on "Finish" and we will see the available partition:

 

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Step 18

Now, when this space is eliminated, said space will be available, in this case we can extend the volume to take advantage of it, to extend the volume we right click on the unit and select "Extend volume":

 

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Step 19

We will see the following wizard:

 

 

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Step 20

Click Next to list the available space options to use:

 

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Step 21

We select it and click Next to complete the process:

 

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Step 22

Click on "Finish" and we see the extended volume:

 

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Step 23

Another option to reduce or extend a volume in Windows Server 2022 is using the command prompt, for this we access the command prompt from Start:

 

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Step 24

In the console run "diskpart" to access the disk manager:

 

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Step 25

List the "list volume" disks:

 

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Step 26

We select the volume with the syntax "select volume #":

 

 

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Step 27

Now we reduce the size using the syntax:
 shrink desired = (size in MB) 
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Step 28

To extend the volume, first we list the volumes with "list volume", then we select the disk with "select volume #" and finally we extend the size:
 extend size: (size) 
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These are the available methods to shrink or extend a volume in Windows Server 2022.

 


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