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Windows 7: NTFS Trouble. :(

26 Sep 2011   #1
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 
NTFS Trouble. :(

Hey guys.

Basically, I am trying to shrink my system partition, but "\$Secure::$ATTRIBUTE_LIST" is preventing me from doing so. To my understanding, this was created because the MFT got full at some point, though I could be mistaken. Is there any way to rebuild the MFT to remove this file, or at least a way to move this file to the start of the partition? it's really drving me up the wall. Just to be clear, I want to be able to shrink the partition without losing any of the data on it.

Thanks,
Tom.


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26 Sep 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Use partition wizard boot CD. (I always ask folks to) Backup data before resizing partitions.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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26 Sep 2011   #3
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

I will give this a try, Bill, although I should note that I already tried Paragon Advanced Recovery CD 2011. I tried shrinking the drive directly, cloning the drive, and shrinking it in the process, and making a backup of the files on the drive, then restoring them to another smaller partition. All of these methods failed, with some error about cross-linked files. I assume it's talking about the \$Secure::$ATTRIBUTE_LIST file, because when I use the Windows shrink facility, this shows up in Event Viewer.
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26 Sep 2011   #4
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Hi

You could try Defraggler or the trial version of Perfect Disk to move obstinate files so that partitions can be resized. I managed to do this with Defraggler and then resized using Disk Management within Windows which I think is safer. For Perfect Disk I think the Consolidate Free Space option should cause stubborn files to move.

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26 Sep 2011   #5
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

I already tried Defraggler, pincushion, and it didn't work. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Well, Partition wizard did the trick! Thanks a lot, Bill, this one really had me scratching my head.
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