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Windows 7: How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

23 Jul 2015   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

My NTFS non-system partition is now almost well defragmented. However this applies only to small and medium sized files.

There are still approx 40 big files (> 1 GB) which cannot be defragmented because there is no free single (!) space slot where they fit in.

So I need a way to shift all occupied clusters to get free contigous space on my hard disk.
Currently about 150 GB is be free on my partition but divided into thousand of individual chunks.

I tried now half a dozend of defragmenters.
Sad but true: NO (!) one was able to perform this easy operation.

Can someone recommend me a real defragmenter which is able to perform such a "shift" operation?

Thank you
Peter


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23 Jul 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not sure exactly what you have and exactly what you are trying to do.

I personally use Windows 7 built in defrag and have found nothing better.

Windows 7 will put things like Windows 7 wants and needs things put.
The Windows 7 defrag or 3rd party defrag programs doesn't care where you want things put or what order you want them.

As far as I know you will have no control over such things.
You are obviously using a 3rd party defrag tool because you are watching the little colored squares and noticing what looks like free spaces between things. Why things are defragged in the fashion they are I really don't know.
What I do know is Windows 7 defrag put things in the order that Windows 7 wants them and that is what counts.
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24 Jul 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would only think of getting a sizeable external and copy everything to it, format the existing one and copy everything back. I let Windows manage the defrag also as Layback Bear mentioned.
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24 Jul 2015   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Only program that I've come across that clams this type of thing is UltimateDefrag from DiskTrix, which is a commercial program

DiskTrix

There was a freeware version and as the last stable official issue was in 2012 there may be a Public Domain version about
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