Moving the allocated space to shrink a partition

By francoduina
Nov 17, 2007
  1. Hello guys. The partition from which I boot (C: ) is very large, and only 25% of it is occupied. I would like to shrink the partition, but there's a large allocated space that remained in the same position (at the end of the partition) through several defragmentation attempts (I use Auslogic Disk Defrag). Therefore the partition doesn't shrink.

    How can I move that allocated space to the end of the occupied space in that same partition?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Use a better partition management program that can reallocate data.
  3. francoduina

    francoduina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Better partition management program

    Nodsu, thanks. I realize that I forgot to specify that I use Vista Home Premium. I used the Disk Management program which is part of it. My Partition Magic 8.0 doesn't work on Vista. What program do you suggest?

  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    In their usual user-friendly tradition, Microsoft changed their partitioning schemes. You should use something that clearly states that it is compatible with Vista.

    You could also try some other defragmenter program that as an option to move all data to the beginning of the drive.
  5. francoduina

    francoduina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, sure, user friendly tradition. Thanks Nodsu.
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