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Windows 7: Move Immovable Files?

03 Jul 2009   #1
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Move Immovable Files?

Anyone know of an app that can move immovable files?

I've got a wee bit of empty space in my C:/ drive... I'd like to shrink it, but there's a single file stopping me.

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03 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
immovable

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Anyone know of an app that can move immovable files?

I've got a wee bit of empty space in my C:/ drive... I'd like to shrink it, but there's a single file stopping me.

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Hey SR
Yeah but they may be immovable for a reason. does the defragger tell you what they are?

If you move them and they are something like a system file, or page file, you would be hosed. Find out what they are before you move them

Ken
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03 Jul 2009   #3
Webadict

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

Zigzag is on the ball.

Files which are in use, the Master File Table (if the drive is NTFS), and the system page files to name a few.

Hope this helps

Scott
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03 Jul 2009   #4
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I haven't yet figured out what's in that lone file.

I want to shrink my C:/ drive down to about 100 gigs, but that one file is stopping me. Why on earth would the system park a file way the heck out there? Just to mess with my head? Grrr....

I guess I'll have to live with it this way until I clean install the official Win 7 release in a few months. Then I'll make sure the C: partition is shrunk before the install.
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03 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
files

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
I haven't yet figured out what's in that lone file.

I want to shrink my C:/ drive down to about 100 gigs, but that one file is stopping me. Why on earth would the system park a file way the heck out there? Just to mess with my head? Grrr....

I guess I'll have to live with it this way until I clean install the official Win 7 release in a few months. Then I'll make sure the C: partition is shrunk before the install.
There is another way. when you do a backup and then a restore most commercial utilities automatically defrag during the restore. Norton ghost does and I think acronis does as well

Hope this helps and let me know how it turns out

Ken
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03 Jul 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look at sysinternals tools pendmove and movefile utilities that allow you to move normally locked files. They are command line utilities - information here ....

File and Disk Utilities: Sysinternals Center, Microsoft TechNet
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