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On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 06:50:06 -0700, CJ wrote: > Does anyone know how to get all of the files towards the beginning of > the partition? I've run defrag (both gui and commandline) several > times and even tried from safe mode. No matter how many times I run > it, it shows a small group (or one large file?) fairly close to the > end of the partition. The file(s) are not marked as unmovable, so > it's annoying that it isn't moved. > > I would really like to get those files moved so I can shrink ...

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    Default Re: Files near end of partition when shrinking XP NTFS part

    On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 06:50:06 -0700, CJ wrote:
    > Does anyone know how to get all of the files towards the beginning of
    > the partition? I've run defrag (both gui and commandline) several
    > times and even tried from safe mode. No matter how many times I run
    > it, it shows a small group (or one large file?) fairly close to the
    > end of the partition. The file(s) are not marked as unmovable, so
    > it's annoying that it isn't moved.
    >
    > I would really like to get those files moved so I can shrink the NTFS
    > partition down to about 10Gb and give Linux 20Gb. As it is, I could
    > only give Linux 2-3 Gb tops.
    >
    > Even a utility to figure out which file(s) are being left would be ok.
    >
    > The laptop doesn't have a floppy drive so suggestions like do a backup
    > and restore or use ghost aren't that helpful here.
    You might try Powerquest Partition Magic, it runs very well for me. Even
    if my files are scattered over the whole partition. For more info reach me
    per email.

    Anton Bossenbroek
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    Default Re: Files near end of partition when shrinking XP NTFS part

    [email]googlejaegerweb.com[/email] (CJ) wrote in message news:<e19b84da.0307310550.6dda4120posting.google. com>...
    > Does anyone know how to get all of the files towards the beginning of
    > the partition? I've run defrag (both gui and commandline) several
    > times and even tried from safe mode. No matter how many times I run
    > it, it shows a small group (or one large file?) fairly close to the
    > end of the partition. The file(s) are not marked as unmovable, so
    > it's annoying that it isn't moved.
    >
    > I would really like to get those files moved so I can shrink the NTFS
    > partition down to about 10Gb and give Linux 20Gb. As it is, I could
    > only give Linux 2-3 Gb tops.
    >
    > Even a utility to figure out which file(s) are being left would be ok.
    Check out these threads
    [url]http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=885888&forum_id=44085[/url]
    [url]http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ntfs-dev&m=105942426125140&w=2[/url]
    Sz. Csetey Guest

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