Resizing ntfs partition

Lars Rasmussen lars.rasmussen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 13:03:46 MST 2007


On 2/28/07, Jonathan Duncan <jonathan at bluesunhosting.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Levi Pearson wrote:
>
> > "Andrew Jorgensen" <andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com> writes:
> >>
> >> Ah, let me correct myself before someone else has to: recent versions
> >> of ntfsresize will relocate your data for you.  No need to defragment
> >> first (especially since windows defrag doesn't move files to the front
> >> of the drive anyway).
> >
> > Also, because defrag is running while the drive is mounted and the OS
> > is using it, some blocks are marked as unmovable because they belong
> > to files that are currently opened by the OS.  An offline,
> > memory-resident defrag would be necessary to completely shift the
> > drive's contents.
> >
>
> Such as "Partition Magic"?  Amazing application.

Agreed.  And possibly safer in this scenario.
--
Lars



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