Resizing ntfs partition

Levi Pearson levi at
Wed Feb 28 12:10:32 MST 2007

"Andrew Jorgensen" <andrew.jorgensen at> 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.


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