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Is there any way to shrink an exFAT partition?

The windows disk manager has the "Shrink" option greyed out.

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What is the context of the partition? Is it internal, external, HDD, SSD, system partition, USB drive? More information, please. –  user3463 Feb 24 '12 at 0:16
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@Randolph West - How is that relevant? I have a device. It looks like a standard disk to windows. Any other information detracts from the question. I'm aware of the alternatives to shrinking a partition (and am in the precess of backing up the partitions contents to reformat). However, if I can shrink the partition, it will make my life easier. –  Fake Name Feb 24 '12 at 0:50

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FAT does not support shrinking. NTFS is the first Microsoft filesystem which supports dynamically reducing the size of the partition on disk.

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Does the exFAT documentation explicitly state this? That's pretty lacking in foresight for what is supposed to be a modern file system. –  Fake Name Feb 24 '12 at 0:51

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