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Platform GNU/Linux
License open source

ntfsresize is a free Unix utility that non-destructively resizes the NTFS filesystem used by Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista typically on a hard-disk partition. All NTFS versions used by 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported. No defragmentation is required prior to resizing since version 1.11.2. ntfsresize is included in the ntfsprogs package, developed by the Linux-NTFS project. For those that don't have a Unix system installed, it is still possible to run ntfsresize by using one of the many Linux Live CDs.

ntfsresize features

  • Full compatibility with all known NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows Vista
  • Checks internal structures for errors
  • Will work in various difficult situations:
    • No defragmentation needed prior to use
    • Supports both shrinking and expanding NTFS
    • Supports resizing volumes with known bad sectors in them
  • Will refuse to run under certain conditions:
    • When the volume is flagged dirty, that is marked for Windows to run CHKDSK at boot. The --force switch will over-ride this
    • When Windows is hibernated on the partition

External links

  • ntfsresize man
  • ntfsresize homepage
  • Download page at sourceforge
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