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Windows 7: Hi i can not shrink my C: Drive

10 Aug 2012   #1
MohitMittal

Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hi i can not shrink my C: Drive

When i am triying to shrink my c drive it is not shrinkingHi i can not shrink my C: Drive-untitled.png




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10 Aug 2012   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

That's because there is a logical drive attached to C:\ (D:\Fun)

Try using something like Paragon to adjust the partition.
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10 Aug 2012   #3
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Any good Partition Manager would do that for you without destroying your data. I personally use Acronis Disk Director Suite Boot Disk.
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10 Aug 2012   #4
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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10 Aug 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Use the Partition Wizard boot disk which is the only partition manager which will not fail during resizing causing total data loss. But back up your files anyway.

Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
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11 Aug 2012   #6
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I am not sure that all the previous recommendations explain the problem clearly since the note on the page indicates an unmovable file might just be the problem. If this is the case then something like Defraggler (free defrag software) might move the file and hence the partition can be resized via Disk Management. The problem remains however as to how to use this available space and this is where the previous replies will be necessary. The OS Disk Management cannot alter partitions with as much versatility as dedicated programs (using free space between partitions) and the solutions given in previous posts will be necessary.

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11 Aug 2012   #7
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I was always under the impression that the Partition Managers are able to handle the immovable files while quite often defragmenters are not able to unless it is boot-time defragmentation. Partition Managers work before the starting of Windows. But my impression may be wrong.
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11 Aug 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You are correct, Wanchoo.

What once required a boot time defragger like PerfectDisk to struggle to move a System file can now easily and safely be done by Partition Wizard boot CD Resize function which checks the disk continuously as it works.

We have countless thousands of complicated partitioning operations helped with here which back this claim. The others may fail. PW CD will not.
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11 Aug 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the confirmation, Greg.
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12 Aug 2012   #10
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
I was always under the impression that the Partition Managers are able to handle the immovable files while quite often defragmenters are not able to unless it is boot-time defragmentation. Partition Managers work before the starting of Windows. But my impression may be wrong.
Defraggler solved my immovable file problem. There are two separate issues. Why one cannot resize and what to do with the partitions afterwards. Just pointing out the problems involved.

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