Trying to create a new partition from within Win7 to install a linux system on.

I disabled the page file, disabled hibernation, disabled restoration (intending to re-enable them once the new partition is created, don't worry), then defragmented ... still, diskmgmt tells me I can't create larger than 20Gb a partition, even though I freed about 140Gb worth of space.

So I took a look at the event viewer ...

Last unmovable file: \ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\00010002.wid::$DATA

How do I best get rid of that context index file?

Edit: Boot defragmentation using UltraDefrag didn't help either.

  • You are doing a boot time defrag? – Ramhound Mar 4 '16 at 21:49
  • nope, that was simply Win7's defrag utility. You think i should try with UltraDefrag, for example? – User1291 Mar 4 '16 at 22:12
  • Default tool can defrag at boot. Use the tool of your choice. – Ramhound Mar 4 '16 at 22:21
  • Nope, doesn't seem to make any difference. Any other suggestion? – User1291 Mar 4 '16 at 22:27
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    Disabled Windows Search or manually delete them – Ramhound Mar 4 '16 at 23:10

I'd grown tired of windows' "unmovable" files. The more of them you delete, the more of them there seem to be, so I just created a linux live usb stick and created the partition from there.

Probably not the most elegant solution, but a lot faster than bothering with a "clean" way.

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