Expanding Disk Volume gives error “There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.”

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If you are attempting to extend a disk volume and get the following error:

There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.

Here’s how you fix it!

All you have to do is right click on Disk Management and select Rescan Disks. After you do that, then you will be able to extend the volume!

20 thoughts on “Expanding Disk Volume gives error “There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.”

  1. Thanks! Tis helped me! Situation for me was that I had a guest virtual server and I increased its hard disk size by 5 GB at the hypervisor level. In the guest the disk was configured as a dynamic disk and showed me the additional 5 GB immediately, without need to rescen disk or refresh view. But I was not able to extend a siimple volume on thisdynamic disk. After I performed rescan manually as suggested I was able to exted the volume.

  2. I have a file server volume that I needed to allocate some extra space to.

    Disk Management
    —————————
    There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.

    The above error kept popping up. Your tip saved the day!

    Thanks!

  3. i used Partition assistance standard eddition and bang it solved my problem ,I had the same problem i tried every thing ,

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  6. its is not working for me friends . what will do next ? please tell if u have any option to solve the problem .

  7. The rescan disk trick did not work for me, but I want to share what did. In my case, this is a Windows Server 2012 R2 box which was using ReFS (the sort of next generation NTFS, if you will). I believe there is a bug in how unallocated space is calculated, so the way I fixed this was to use the GUI Disk Management tool, right click on the volume in question, choose Extend Volume …, then finally manually enter the size of what I wanted it to extend to (but making this number just a bit smaller–say a gig or so–than what is listed as available space).

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