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W540 Harddisk

2015-01-07, 14:27 PM

Hello all, 
i recently bought thinkpad w540 with 1 TB HD i am tring to shrink the C partition but the available space for shrinkage is only 400 GB !, i only used 12 GB and the free space in the C partition now is 868 GB, i want to assign only 100 GB for the C partition how can i resolve that ?

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-07, 16:13 PM
Can you take a screenshot of the disk management interface?

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2015-01-07, 17:08 PM

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-07, 22:44 PM
Here is a link to a good explanation:

http://www.download3k.com/articles/How-to-shrink-a-disk-volume-beyond-the-point-where-any-unmovable-files-are-located-00432

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-08, 1:41 AM

it is giving me that errorUntitled1.png

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2015-01-08, 2:02 AM

Untitled1.pngI've shrinked 450GB when i try to shrink more it gives me that massge 

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-08, 4:17 AM
You'll need to shrink it offline using some other tool such as Partition Wizard. There are files that are at around the 450GB mark that Windows can't move because they're locked by the OS.

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-08, 4:28 AM
you have unmoveable files controlled by the os. (swap file, hibernate file, restore points) The link I posted tells how to temporarily delete them.

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-08, 12:34 PM

i was not able to shrink any space then i followed the steps u posted to temporarily delete these files and then i was able to shrink only 450 GB 

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Re: W540 Harddisk

2015-01-08, 16:14 PM

Hi Sherif_Raafat

1. Try to defrag your hard drive free space with Defraggler, so you may be able to shrink the C: more through Disk Management.

2. If it still does not help much, you would need a 3rd party partition manager.

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