There are two unmovable files at the end of my partition, which prevents "Disk management" to resize the drive properly.

The files are:

There is no shadow copy running, and the System Restore feature is turned off.
Any ideas how could I move these files? (Let MyDefrag defrag them...)

OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

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    Apparently native Windows Defrag will move these files. Give that a bash. – user3463 Jul 16 '12 at 22:55
  • @RandolphWest - Post that as an answer. ("Disk Cleanup" and the native Defrag did the thing. Thank you!) – Apache Jul 16 '12 at 23:00
  • I have done as requested. – user3463 Jul 16 '12 at 23:04

Apparently native Windows Defrag will move those files for you. Give that a bash.

If that fails, use GParted Live Disc. That will do the job.
(Remember. Always backup before such a resize. Oh, and "Pendrive Linux 1 2 3" will help you make a bootable USB drive from the .iso, if that is your wish.)

Source: http://www.mydefrag.com/forum/index.php?topic=5773.0

  • I gave it a try yesterday, it took hours to defrag. First it seemed the problem is fixed, the mentioned two files have disappeared. Yet, I can't resize my partition. Only 44gb can be chipped off. – Apache Jul 17 '12 at 10:24
  • Okay, GParted live cd time! – Apache Jul 17 '12 at 10:37
  • In times like this, I use fsutil and resize the NTFS journal. Usually that helps. – user3463 Jul 17 '12 at 19:08
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    GParted fixed it. – Apache Jul 17 '12 at 20:20

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