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Discus and support Latest working fix for "Cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Trying to shrink C on my travel laptop to install WIndows 11 preview. Disk Management won't shrink at all due to error in title. I tried disabing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Greg Carmack - MVP, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Latest working fix for "Cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files...


    Trying to shrink C on my travel laptop to install WIndows 11 preview. Disk Management won't shrink at all due to error in title. I tried disabing Hibernation, System Restore, Virtual Paging File, Disk Cleanup. Then tried Partition Wizard which previously could do this with boot disk, Aoemi which was recommended for it. Didn't want to Defrag or System Files Defrag on an SSD. Finally found buried in a long thread a tip for the tool that can do this now with only it's free version Resize function, EaseUS Partition Manager. Their tutorial here:https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-softw

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    Greg Carmack - MVP, Jul 30, 2021
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  2. Eliecher Win User

    Volume not shrinking due to an unmovable file

    My laptop has 512GB SSD.

    I want to shrink my C: drive. It has over 300GB free but I can only shrink upto 91,508 MB .

    I have disabled system restore, hibernation and stopped page files from being created.

    I checked the Application logs to see which file caused defrag problem.

    I found the following message:

    A volume shrink analysis was initiated on volume OS (CLatest working fix for "Cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files... :). This event log entry details information about the last unmovable file that could limit the maximum number of reclaimable bytes.



    Diagnostic details:

    - The last unmovable file appears to be: \$BitMap::$DATA

    - The last cluster of the file is: 0x60a7b18

    - Shrink potential target (LCN address): 0x21454a5

    - The NTFS file flags are: -S--D

    - Shrink phase: <analysis>



    To find more details about this file please use the "fsutil volume querycluster \\?\Volume{62147c07-bba4-4973-a1f1-cd242309a4ec} 0x60a7b18" command.

    I don't know where to find \$BitMAp::$DATA so that I can try to move it if not delete.

    Please tell me what to do to get atleast 170Gb out of C: Drive.
     
    Eliecher, Jul 30, 2021
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  3. qinada Win User
    my disk drive is not shrink beyond the point

    You cannot shrink Unmovable files via disk management, but you can directly directly

    shrink partition with unmovable files
    by AOMEI Partition Assistant. It is a freeware for Windows 10/8/7 that can easily shrink a volume or partition beyond the point where the unmovable files are located without the need to manually disable the unmovable
    files.
     
    qinada, Jul 30, 2021
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  4. Latest working fix for "Cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files...

    unmovable files while shrinking

    hi

    im trying to shrink my c drive but because of unmovable files i cant shrink beyond 6GB i have already disabled page files, hibernation and system restore and did the cleanup but still i cant go beyond 6GB.thank you.
     
    kianosharian, Jul 30, 2021
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