Windows 7 - Can not find partition
The problem with Gparted and Partition Magic, etc. is people use them incorrectly.
I have yet to blow up a drive, but I know plenty of people who have.
Honestly, all the steps you describe should not be needed, defragging the drive alone will do most of the work of moving the files if done properly.
MFT defrag in Vista
I also stated GIG's or MEG's.
All of my tests in Vista, resulted in only getting about half the available free space to shrink.
In other words, I have 403G of free space, other apps will let me shrink this down to 403G (which is not a good idea to use all of your free space for an additional partition, you need some for the initial OS if you are still using it), Windows shrink will not.
It only allows 226389M to be shrinkable. If i clean up the system and disable page file, hiberfile etc, I would get more free space to shrink, but vista would still only allow about half of the free space to be shrunk.
after a quick test in 7, It appears that I don't have this problem anymore, in 7 completely. I still don't get the full 403G of free space to be shrinkable. But, after a JKDefrag with optimization only, I do have 394962 that is shrinkable. That still leaves 81981M free.
Ideally, this is perfect. as you don't want to kill off all your free space in the initial OS. but was not my initial point of only getting half the free space to shrink in vista, and there are a lot of people who still have that problem in vista, which I will call a minor bug, as there are other tools to use, and it doesn't prevent the system from working.
So I will concede that I may have had some problems that I didn't fully work out in vista shrink, but 7 (after a proper defrag) doesn't suffer from, for me. And I didn't do anything different between the 2 on the same machine. but this isn't something I do all the time or even need to do. Was just testing and observation of the tool itself.
Last edited by Tepid; 06-14-2009 at 02:38 AM.
As you enjoy testing so much, why not at least try and test the method i've posted. IT CAN BE DONE, i managed to shrink 2/3 before now, as have many others.
Why you use GParted and Partition Magic is beyond me, especially as, and i quote, "this isn't something I do all the time or even need to do"
Get back to me when you've at least tried tried my method
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