Access Denied while Shrinking Drive

By Sketchy Meister
Jan 24, 2009
  1. I'm running Windows Vista x64, and im trying to shrink my Main C: Drive to make room for the Windows 7 beta. It says I have 46gb free that are available for shrinking. I punch in 17000mb to shrink and hit enter, and it keeps telling me that "Access is Denied" and i dont have permission to do that to my C: drive. I am an Admin, and i checked to make sure i have full rights. I even went in and just changed the ownership of the drive to me (who knows why it was set to "TrustedInstaller"). Still doesn't allow me to shrink it. Any ideas?
  2. tragicallyhip

    tragicallyhip TS Booster Posts: 84   +9

    Instead of using Vista's built in partition agent try using Gparted it's @
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    There are several good partition managers that can be helpful...
    You might also want to search Gurgle for "Access Denied" as there are way too many helpful posts, that cannot be listed here.
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