I would like to shrink my OS C: partition disk space to accommodate making an extended partition with logical partitions in it -
And I'm using only Microsoft to do it, no 3rd party programs.
I have reduced it as far as I can so far which is hardly enough for making the extended partition.
So, in reading in Microsoft help files I found this:
When you shrink a partition, unmovable files (for example, the page file or the shadow copy storage area) are not automatically relocated and you cannot decrease the allocated space beyond the point where the unmovable files are located. If you need to shrink the partition further, see move the page file to another disk, delete the stored shadow copies, shrink the volume, and then move the page file back to the disk.
What is the "page file"?
Is it the "pagefile.sys" folder? I did find this and it is 3.7 GB in size. Is this what I am suppose to move to another hard drive? If not what then?
Next, where are the "shadow copies" needed to be deleted?
I do understand that I am suppose to delete the "shadow copies" before I put the "page file"(?) back.
Any clarification on this will be of great help. Thank you.
Edited by Johnz414, 06 April 2008 - 09:04 PM.