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Old 11-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Shrink of a NTFS partition is not available even if the space is there

i am using a dual boot with windows vista and debian, i want to shrink the ntfs partion of my laptop. the partition has 115GB of space free but when i try to shrink in windows it shows me that only 15MB is shrinkable!! i want to shrink atleast 10GB... what should i do??

-size of that partition: 240GB
-free space in that partition: 115GB
-windows storage manager shows that i can shrink upto 15MB...

help me

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:25 PM   #2
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Did you defragment the drive and turn off virtual memory and hibernation? At least in XP, those two files (the virtual memory and the hibernation state file) were "immovable" files. So you had to turn them off, then defrag, then resize. Then you could re-enable them.

See this article.

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