Solved File preventing partition of hard disk

Acer / Travelmate laptop
April 8, 2014 at 15:29:50
Specs: Windows 7, 2 GB
According to Defraggler, I have one file[fontcache
which is a dat file] sitting all alone in the half of the hard disk that I want to use for my partition.
Can I delete it or can it be moved someway on the hard disk?

See More: File preventing partition of hard disk

Report •

#1
April 8, 2014 at 15:40:31
What sort of hard disk is it?
IDE?
Sata?
SSD?

Report •

#2
April 8, 2014 at 16:10:49
Your question doesn't make sense.

Any file can only exist inside an existing partition. You can delete the file or delete the partition that holds it.

If you want to create a partition you must have unallocated space to do it in and no files can exist in this space. Therefore a file can not prevent partitioning if the space is there to allow it.

Stuart

message edited by StuartS


Report •

#3
April 8, 2014 at 16:42:07
✔ Best Answer
I believe that the poster means that one unmovable file is preventing the system from shrinking the current partition in roughly half to make room for the new partition to be created. Windows does have some files that cannot be moved, at least not by Disk Manager and by conventional partition tools. If asked correctly, someone may know of a utility that can move the files and shrink the partition.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
April 8, 2014 at 17:56:17
How the file got there, is another question that goes through my mind.

Please download and run ListParts by Farbar (for 32-bit system):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

1: Click on the Scan button.
2: The scan results will open in Notepad.
3: Copy and Paste the contents into your reply.

message edited by Johnw


Report •

#5
April 8, 2014 at 20:32:51
Exactly Fingers, this file sits alone in the bottom half of the hard disk!

Report •

#6
April 8, 2014 at 20:50:14
Does anyone know if you can delete a fontcache dat file? Thanks

Report •

#7
April 8, 2014 at 20:53:52
"Does anyone know if you can delete a fontcache dat file?"

You can, but I would like to see the result of my post #4 first.


Report •

#8
April 8, 2014 at 21:18:14
I'm sorry Johnw, I don't understand exactly what you want me to do. And I have a 64 bit
system.

Report •

#9
April 8, 2014 at 21:21:43
Please download and run ListParts64 by Farbar (for 64-bit system):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

Report •

#10
April 8, 2014 at 23:01:00
Is the actual file name fntcache.dat? That file can be deleted. It will be recreated on your next reboot. This might help if you can't find it:

http://www.sysopt.com/showthread.ph...


Report •

#11
April 9, 2014 at 03:31:41
Fingers: What is the Model number of your Crystal Ball, I need one like it. The one I have doesn't work so well.

Stuart

message edited by StuartS


Report •

#12
April 9, 2014 at 16:10:17
Clue:
"Can I delete it or can it be moved someway on the hard disk?"
The second part: 'moved someway' is what i read that gave me the idea.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


Report •

#13
April 10, 2014 at 02:04:17
File preventing partition of hard disk that threw me.

The file wasn't preventing partition of the hard disk, it was preventing to shrinking of the volume it was stored in. It was the inability to shrink the volume that was preventing partitioning.

The OP was going from A to C and completely missing out B.

Stuart


Report •

#14
April 10, 2014 at 19:01:14
Left brain people see it from the mathematical/analytical side of the question.
Right brain people see it from the 'feel', emotional, artistic side of the question.
Whole brain people see everything from both sides and you can get strange leaps of insight into the question and the answer.
Yes, there was a major piece of the puzzle missing from the question. Kind of like this:
F u cn rd ths thn u cn rd nrly anthng

(If you can read this, then you can read nearly anything)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


Report •

Ask Question