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    Exclamation [ SOLVED ] Can't shrink C partition below 40 Gb

    My new T100 64Gb has a problem with disk partitioning.

    At first I could only shrink my C drive to 40Gb even if there is only 12Gb files on it. I then did a restore and then could only shrink to 54Gb. One more restore and now I can shrink to 50Gb.

    I have also tried 3 other disk managers but they were unsuccessful too.

    On the C drive there is a text saying Bitlocked amongst other things, I don't know if this could have any significance.

    I've read about nonmovable files but this is a bit extreme.

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    Yes, you'll need to remove drive encryption.

    Charms bar->Change PC settings->PC and Devices->PC Info

    Under that you'll have an option to enable/disable device encryption. If you disable it, you should be able to resize the partition (though I can't guarantee that).

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    Solved, sort of ;-)

    I have got the C drive down to about 25 Gb and the new E drive to 27 Gb but it wasn't elegant.

    I stopped/deleted hiberfile and pagefile and then I reset(without disturbing data files) 10-15 times, because sometimes I got a few Gb to shrink, after a reset, so I just went on and shrunk every time there was a possibility and finally I got what I wanted.

    I did a few defraggles but couldn't see immediately if it helped. I also deleted some files that Defraggler showed to be lying at the end of the disk.

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    You don't ever need to defrag your 64GB eMMC drive. Why are you splitting your C drive anyhow? Just plug in a 128GB microSD and go about enjoying your T100.
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    I defragged it to move the last block on the disk, which was stopping me from shrinking the partition. At one point I had 12Gb on the disk but the smallest partition I could make was 50Gb.

    Why should I buy extra memory, when I already paid for it once on the T100?

    I also want to use the mikroSD port for backing up fotos.

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    The question is, why do you need to shrink the partition? Don't you want the whole thing available as a single partition? Or what you are getting at is you had an issue merging the recovery and restore partitions in to the main partition?

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    I always have a C drive with OS and a E drive with data, so I can restore one without the other and the weekly backup of the C drive doesn't get very big(with pictures etc) so it fills up my external backup disk.

    I have only split the C into C and E. I didn't touch the recovery partition and the small system partitions.

    The original issue was that with only 12Gb on the C drive, I couldn't shrink it to less than 40Gb, because of "nonmovable files" at the end of the disk. At one time I could only shrink it to 50Gb.

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    I guess I am still not getting it. Just put it all on one and backup only certain folders. Or to make it even easier, one partition and everything non-OS related goes under one general "data" folder on the C drive.

    Restoring shouldn't wipe all of your data if you do it right. Or easily enough, just reload it if you do a full factory restore (I guess I just don't do restores often enough...like...pretty much never unless there is something wrong. Which means maybe every 1-3 years depending on the machine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by azazel1024 View Post
    I guess I am still not getting it. Just put it all on one and backup only certain folders. Or to make it even easier, one partition and everything non-OS related goes under one general "data" folder on the C drive.

    Restoring shouldn't wipe all of your data if you do it right. Or easily enough, just reload it if you do a full factory restore (I guess I just don't do restores often enough...like...pretty much never unless there is something wrong. Which means maybe every 1-3 years depending on the machine).
    I did it my way

    But thank you anyway.
    Last edited by pbekkerh; 10-30-2014 at 10:28 AM.

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    Which all humans not enslaved are free to do. It just sounds like overcomplication and a lot of work to get a desired result that can be easily done with simply creating a media folder on the C drive and backing up just that folder instead of an entire media partition and then having to balance free space between the two partitions (IE seems more complicated, more work and less space efficient).

    That said, I do things "the hard way" sometimes too, just because.
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