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    Can't shrink volume more than 10 GB.


    Hello everyone,

    I need to shrink 100 GB of my Harddsik.

    It says you cant shrink more than 10 GB: https://gyazo.com/14fe1363b6d1ad13b57f2a2ec7e089ee

    I did everything from this video. It didn't change anything: How to shrink a volume beyond the point if size of available shrink space in mb is 0 Windows 10 - YouTube

    Please help me
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    Disk Management is conservative in its approach to unmovable files. Third party tools like MiniTool Partition Wizard are more proactive and can move such files, allowing you to shrink more than disk management can. A portable version that requires no install (you can run it from a USB) is here:
    MiniTool Portable Partition Magic Brings Easier Disk/Partition Management

    Whenever shrinking a partition, it is advisable to make a system image first in case it goes wrong. Macrium Reflect Free is often recommended for that.
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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    Bree said: View Post
    Disk Management is conservative in its approach to unmovable files. Third party tools like MiniTool Partition Wizard are more proactive and can move such files, allowing you to shrink more than disk management can. A portable version that requires no install (you can run it from a USB) is here:
    MiniTool Portable Partition Magic Brings Easier Disk/Partition Management

    Whenever shrinking a partition, it is advisable to make a system image first in case it goes wrong. Macrium Reflect Free is often recommended for that.
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    lx07 said: View Post


    Thanks for help guys. I'm trying to shrink because i will make it recovery disc. I also read something about 3rd party programs can break my pc, it can be unbootable. Can't i do that without 3rd party programs?
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    muratyagli said: View Post
    Can't i do that without 3rd party programs?
    Possibly. You could disable your page file. Then reboot and try shrinking using disk management again.

    If that doesn't work you could make a backup (using Macrium as as @Bree mentioned above for example) and then restore it. The restore process will put all your data to the left hand side allowing you to gain more space with disk management. You could even repartition before restoring back.

    Some third party softwares are unsafe but neither Macrium or Partition Wizard are in my opinion.
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    lx07 said: View Post
    Possibly. You could disable your page file. Then reboot and try shrinking using disk management again.

    If that doesn't work you could make a backup (using Macrium as as @Bree mentioned above for example) and then restore it. The restore process will put all your data to the left hand side allowing you to gain more space with disk management. You could even repartition before restoring back.

    Some third party softwares are unsafe but neither Macrium or Partition Wizard are in my opinion.
    I can't keep my backups because i cant shrink harddisk. How can i survive that paradox?

    Also pagefile think not helps -_-
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    muratyagli said: View Post
    I can't keep my backups because i cant shrink harddisk. How can i survive that paradox?

    Also pagefile think not helps -_-
    If you don't have and can't afford a backup drive then this is a problem. You could try disabling pagefile as Windows *does* put this after other files and it will stop you being able to shrink the size of C so much as disk management will see files there.

    If it still doesn't work then I would suggest trying Partition Wizard.

    You are aware of course that making backup to the same disk involves risk as if that disk fails you have no backup.
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    muratyagli said: View Post
    I can't keep my backups because i cant shrink harddisk. How can i survive that paradox?

    A system image is best kept on an external hard drive, not on another partition of the same drive. Should the drive faile you'd loose the backup image too.


    Also pagefile think not helps -_-

    For maximum chance of shrinking the partition with Disk Management, you must first turn off the page file and turn off hibernation. Also delete your Restore points, either all of them or all but the last. Restart and make sure that pagefile.sys and hyberfil.sys have disappeared. Only then should you defrag the drive. It is important to do it in this order for Disk Management have the most chance to shrink the partition.
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    Bree said: View Post
    you must first turn off the page file and turn off hibernation. Also delete your Restore points, either all of them or all but the last. Restart and make sure that pagefile.sys and hyberfil.sys have disappeared. Only then should you defrag the drive. It is important to do it in this order for Disk Management have the most chance to shrink the partition.
    I did all, these 2 files are not here. And available size increased 200 mb haha =D

    I need 100 GB
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    muratyagli said: View Post
    I did all, these 2 files are not here. And available size increased 200 mb haha =D

    I need 100 GB
    Run Defraggler and post a screenshot of how much front blockage you may or may not have...

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