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Help With UnMovable files on HD.

By thmandan22 ยท 6 replies
May 12, 2005
  1. "unmovable files" the green ones. If i resize the partition Im guessing they will be lost and operating system will not work? Any way to get these to the front half of the drive?? I want to resize the partition by about half, I have done it before w/ no errors. Any suggestions on if it will mess it up, or if it even matters when I resize and dual boot.
  2. thmandan22

    thmandan22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Will Partition Magic 8 help me do this at all?
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    partition manager from paragon
    will move and allocate with no problems
    at least I never had running W2K sp4 on to diff machines
    1 intel and 1 amd
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you use a partition manager then it will relocate everything that is needed during a partition resize. You will lose no data unless something goes Wrong.

    If you just open up some partition table editor and punch in new numbers then losing a couple of files from the end of the partition is the least of your problems :p
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Unmovable files (for builtin defrag) include:

    - pagefile.sys

    - the registry

    - NTFS metadata files ($Mft, $MftMirr, $LogFile, $Volume, $AttrDef, $Bitmap, $Boot, $BadClus, $Secure, $Upcase, $Extend)

    It won't defragment directories, either.
  6. thmandan22

    thmandan22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I tried using partition magic 8.1 (with patch) for some reason I keep getting this error:
    Did a quick search and found a patch (8.01?) that supposedly fixes it. Did not fix it. Any suggestions? Or is it hopeless and I should just re install Windows on a smaller partition.

    PS: I knew when I accidentaly made windows XP the whole drive I should have not been so lazy as to thinking that I could re-size it with PM8!.
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    get partition manager paragon
    or Acronis disk director suite
    system mechanis is supposed to defrag your windows
    - pagefile.sys

    - the registry

    - NTFS metadata files
    I have used it ,but not checked to see if it actually does anything
    ps creates a dos boot defrags on startup
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