Can't shrink a volume with lot's of empty space RRS feed

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    I have D: drive that is 200G and about half of it is empty space. I shrinked it to this size from 300G size but cannot shrink it anymore. It has something to do with some unmovable files. I have emptied trash bin and defragmented the drive but these did not help. This drive is on a separate volume that holds only this one drive.

    My OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 with Essentials Experience installed and it is a virtual machine.

    How can I shrink it more? How to check what unmovable files is blocking the shrinking?

    Shadow Copies show me that it uses 8,26G on this drive and free space is over 100G so I guess VSS is not to blame..

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:17 AM


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