1.    11 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Windows 10: cannot shrink volume (D drive)

    Hi all,

    I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on my computer. I currently have Windows 10 installed and am trying to partition(split) my D drive to create a new drive for Ubuntu. My D drive currently has 100GB of free space. However, in Disk Management, only 4.85GB is showing up as "available shrink space." Therefore, I cannot make a new drive big enough to run Ubuntu on. Is there any way of getting around this? It might be helpful to know windows says "cannot shrink volume beyond the point where any removable files are located." The defragment and optimization tool doesn't help, I pressed "optimized" but nothing changes

    Best, Kevin
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 2,014
    Windows 7

    The problem is that the MFT is sitting high up on the disk and disk management cannot move it. You have to use a program like Mini tool partition wizard.


    Here is a little tutoirial

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