Unable to shring volume Server 2008

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I need to shrink the D: Volume on a 64Bit Server 2008 R2 system; 500GB with 121GB free space. I only need about 40 GB to increase C: volume size
Shadow Copy is disabled and there are no Page files on D:
The utility in Disk Manager reports size of available shrink space is zero
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Neil RussellTechnical Development Lead

Commented:
You need to defrag the drive fully before you can shrink it.
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And dont forget that evan AFTER you shrink the volume, the free space will be at the END of the disk, not next to the C: Partition so you will need to use a third party tool to move partitions around.

Your best way, if you have a drive available....

Add temp drive, move all data from D: drive onto temp drive
Delete D: Partition
expand C: Partition
Creat new D: Partition
copy data back from temp drive and remove temp drive.
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I personally would use a 3rd party tool like pqmagic

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