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Windows 7: change cluster size on my c:

02 May 2013   #1
miching99

windows 7 professional x64
 
 
change cluster size on my c:

how do i change clusters size on my c: windows 7 drive? any tool avail? both system file and C: drive file inside my hd.


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03 May 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You cannot change the cluster size when it is occupied with data. Why do you want to change the cluster size?
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03 May 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miching99 View Post
how do i change clusters size on my c: windows 7 drive? any tool avail? both system file and C: drive file inside my hd.
Resize partition cluster size or change cluster size with free partition magic under Windows 7/XP and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008.
but not with the FREE version. I'll search for a free tool. But why do you want to do that?
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03 May 2013   #4
miching99

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

de reason i wanna change it, coz it give more privilage to my hd movements, thats wat i believe. .. since we cant change it, then, let it be coz it is pre-default value during os installation, am i right?
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03 May 2013   #5
miching99

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

oredy done that, all my files are gone!, there is no backup during changin de cluster size, my windows gone too, haiz
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03 May 2013   #6
miching99

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

straightforward change, not worth trying it.. thought still have backup and return my current OS to normal state..but in vain
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03 May 2013   #7
miching99

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

my hd also easily get scratches , coz cluster size are too small loaded full of softwares inside..movement are slow too, even with my 8 core amd processor also cant take it fast .. how? how do our chairman developt de OS ar? lols.s.s.s.
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03 May 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miching99 View Post
my hd also easily get scratches , coz cluster size are too small loaded full of softwares inside..movement are slow too, even with my 8 core amd processor also cant take it fast .. how? how do our chairman developt de OS ar? lols.s.s.s.
4kB is a perfect cluster size! If you make the clustersize larger (for example 32kB) it uses 32kB even if file is only 2bytes large.

Defrag if you want the files to be contiguous. Most windows files don't change at all. So if they are contiguous... they stay contiguous.
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03 May 2013   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The default cluster size in NTFS is 4096 bytes. This was not an arbitrary decision but for some very good reasons. There are advantages in a smaller cluster size as there are for a larger one but for most purposes the default size will be best. But of course if you think you know better than Microsoft designers then go right ahead and change it. And for your situation you might just be right. But I rather doubt it.
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