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Old 12-21-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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ntfsresize not resizing enough


I used the latest ntfsresize through qtparted in system rescue cd, but the it won't shrink my windows partition beyond 7.5 gigabytes. I have defragged and disabled my swap file, but I still haven't had any luck. It only allows me to shave off about 40 Megabytes from my disk. My windows partition is only 35% full. Could freeing up more space help? I'm only looking at 7GB more for my / partition.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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Chances are that some other silly files flagged as
system or hidden are dangling around towards the
end of that ntfs volume... I've seen things like that
on a few machines, mostly with Norton system tools
installed on them ... a defrag won't touch them, and
thus ntfsresize will only touch things behind the
non-movable area...


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Old 12-21-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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I have norton AV .... that must be it. Will partition magic resize my drive?
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:19 PM   #4
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For all I know, yes... but then I haven't used any windows
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:44 PM   #5
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I got bootit NG from terabyteunlimited. That worked!
 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:42 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Chances are that some other silly files flagged as
system or hidden are dangling around towards the
end of that ntfs volume... I've seen things like that
on a few machines, mostly with Norton system tools
installed on them ... a defrag won't touch them, and
thus ntfsresize will only touch things behind the
non-movable area...
Ntfsresize 1.11.2 can relocate anything:

http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/...tml#fragmented
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/man/ntfsresize.html


Last edited by igu; 08-18-2005 at 02:21 PM.
 
  


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