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Cant shrink volumne from 2TB HDD

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August 10, 2013 12:28:29 AM

I have installed my Windows 7 in C: drive which is SSD. Then i use my D: (2TB) to store data that is not required to be in the SSD.

Now i want to install Ubuntu on separate partition of this D: drive, but i can't make new partition. When i work with the disk managment, i rightclick on the drive and i want to click on "Shrink Volume" but it is disabled.

The disk system is exFAT because that is the only one i managed to setup to work. Else the system wasnt finding the HDD

Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD Radeon HD 6700
RAM: 16337 MB
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3600 MHz

Disk Drive C: OCZ-VERTEX3 MI ATA Device (111 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive D: ST2000DM001-1CH164 ATA Device (1863 GB, IDE)

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a c 317 G Storage
August 10, 2013 11:14:43 AM

Reformat the drive in NTFS and partition -- you cannot shrink an exFAT volume.
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August 10, 2013 1:02:42 PM

RealBeast said:
Reformat the drive in NTFS and partition -- you cannot shrink an exFAT volume.


Hey thanks, but will i loose my information if i do that? And if you can, can you link me to some article about changing it and still everything to work fine, because i cant trust everything on the web :) 
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a c 317 G Storage
August 10, 2013 1:26:01 PM

AFAIK you cannot change the format from exFAT to NTFS and save the data (you can with FAT32 to NTFS) -- so you will have to back it up off the drive and then reformat and move the data back onto it. Even if some software claims to do a non-destructive exFAT to NTFS conversion your chance of data loss is high and you need to back it up first anyway.
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