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Can't shrink C partition in Windows 8.1 with diskmgmt

  1. #11

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you guys for the support!

    I have tried multiple suggestions but the best I have been able to do is extend C:\ to the end of the drive, but it would only let me shrink to what I had just extended.

    I think there may be unmovable files at the end of C:\. How do I tell and how should I deal with this if it is the case?

    I remember years ago I saw a program that (I think) was built into XP, that would linearly break down the drive and color code it. I remember yellow was unmovable files. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Is it still around in Windows 8?

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  2. #12

    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    I remember that, the thing you're talking about is a disk defragmenter known from XP era and earlier.
    defragmenters from new Windows versions do not show this data, but you can see it by using disk view ( link from my previous post )

    As told by others your best bet is to make a backup and test 3rd party tools.
    example: MyDefrag v4.3.1
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