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Someone from Microsoft told me you can always shrink down the partition the most it can, is that true?

Hello. I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

After managing my software moving it to some other partition for another OS, I have a partition table that is a bit bizarre. In fact, for example, I can reduce the C: partition to only 14 GB (instead of 70 GB), and I can't add those 14 GB to the partition F:.

So, I ask to you if there are some ways to fix my partition table, without touching the actual OS. (Maybe working when the OS start, or in the pro-visionary modality).

I think this is an hard or maybe impossible request, but I'm looking for a solution I could try!

I remember in the past I use Partition Magic, and sometimes it works for this kind of stuff.
(But, sometimes, not at all hehe).


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marked as duplicate by Tom Wijsman, studiohack, BinaryMisfit Jan 20 '11 at 17:42

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A great tool that I use to shrink, expand, or even delete partitions is GPartEd (Gnome Partition Editor). The data center I work at uses this tool sometimes too (it's trusted). I would just advise that you attempt to backup your precious data first because I have had a computer BSOD on me after using GPartEd before.

Good luck.

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+1 for suggesting to back-up, as files need to be moved (as pointed out in the possible duplicate) by third-party software it might rarely happen that something wrong does occur. – Tom Wijsman Jan 20 '11 at 17:27

Go grab a copy of TestDisk (Free), have a read up and see if it helps.

"TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy. "

Good luck

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