My current partition is 365 GB, but I have gotten my Vista/programs down to ~35 GB
I need the partition to be under 75 GB to restore its image onto the X25-M, BUT Vista's Disk Management tool will not let me shrink it to under ~200 GB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've disabled shadow copies, pagefile, write debugging, deleted the hibernation file... but to no avail - It seems as though the MFT is getting in my way so I can't shrink the partition past that, even though I have plenty of free space. I have no installation media to do a clean install.
HELP!! Is there any defragmenting tool that I can use to help me? Any alternate method? This is KILLING ME not being able to use my new intel drive.
As for the "defrag free space' option, I think that cleans up parts of the disk that doesn't qualify to show the space as written in. Kind of like if you round to the nearest dollar you don't see a residual 25 cents. This function probably recognizes those 25 cent pieces and put them where they should be. That is why it appears to be using up more disk space.
I have used all softwares you guys had mentioned above but they didn't work. I also couldn't find the defragment function in Paragon Partition Manager 12 Free, but "resize partition" and "delete partition". Finally, I have used EaseUS Partition Master 9.2.1 Home Edition and problems were solved. I hope these words will be helpful for those who is in the same situation.