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Cant Shrink My Vista Partition Enough..


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#1 MisterProg777

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:50 PM

I have a 100gb hard drive on my laptop and I was installing Acronis on it to keep my files backed up. The only problem is that I need at least 20gb of space in the "Acronis Secure Zone" to backup my entire pc. (Serious Compression).

When I shrunk it, it would only let me take off 43mb after the 12gb I took. I figured that I was just a fragmented hard drive and defragmented it and I am still having the same problem. So I got this program that shows me where my clusters are on my hard drive.

YEAHHHH... so theres ONE cluster FORTY-THREE mb from the last cluster and it is not moving because it is locked.













Anything I can do to get it to move??????

Edited by MisterProg777, 04 April 2007 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:38 PM

What's in the clusters? If it's your pagefile, you can remove it, defrag the drive after rebooting, then reset it.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:59 PM

one file... C:\$bitmap

its just locked. Not pagefile.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:27 PM

The $ sign usually indicates an administrative share - but I've got no clue about how it relates to a bitmap (and it usually comes after the name rather than before it). What program did you use to identify the file?

I was able to find out that it has something to do with the NTFS file system, and that it may be connected to the ability to associate a bitmap with a file (and you can't specify and icon and a bitmap at the same time).
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 07:44 AM

Have the same problem - an unmovable file or fragment at the end of Vista partition which wouldn't shrink although there is a lot of space available. Boot time defrag does not help - tused several programs, he file just can not be moved.

>> "So I got this program that shows me where my clusters are on my hard drive. "

What program did you use to find out which file is locked?

Thanks a lot




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