I am trying to shrink my 300GB partition. There is just 50GB used. So I ran
defrag c: /x which should consolidate free space ("Free-space consolidation is useful if you need to shrink a volume, and it can reduce fragmentation of future files.")
After running the defrag command the result was:
Volume Information: Volume size = 297.57 GB Free space = 248.53 GB Total fragmented space = 1% Largest free space size = 132.19 GB
Why didn't it create a much larger block of free space? After running the command I was able to shrink the partition to only 170GB despite only 50GB actually being used. Do you suggest some other software utility which can do this better then MS defrag?