Windows ntfs Partition Resizing Question

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I have never had the need to resize a Windows ntfs System Partition.

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    1. Possible situation: After defragementation, the Windows built-in defragmenter graphics shows a cluster of unfragmented files near the right side of the defragmenter graphics. If I significantly decrease the size of the System Partition, is this cluster of unfragmented files lost in the partition resizing process?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. MrBrian

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    No - you won't be able to shrink the partition to a size where that can occur, assuming that files aren't relocated.
     
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  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    TheKid7,

    Say your 100 GB partition had 10 GB of files at the "left" end of the partition and 1 GB of files at the "right" end of the partition. A good partitioning app could resize this partition to 11 GB. Of course you wouldn't do this, but it is possible. No loss of files.
     
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