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       ntfsresize [-fhin] [-s size[k|M|G]] device


       The  ntfsresize  program non-destructively resizes Windows
       NT4, 2000, XP or .NET NTFS filesystems.  At present it can
       be  used to enlarge or shrink a defragmented NTFS filesys­
       tem located on an unmounted device (usually a disk  parti­
       tion).  The  new  volume  will  have size bytes.  The size
       parameter may have one of the optional modifiers k, M,  G,
       which means the size parameter is given in kilo-, mega- or
       gigabytes respectively.  ntfsresize conforms  to  the  SI,
       ATA,  IEEE  standards  and the disk manufacturers by using
       k=10^3, M=10^6 and G=10^9.  The  options  -i  and  -s  are
       mutually  exclusive.  If both of them are omitted then the
       NTFS filesystem will  be  enlarged  to  the  device  size.
       Before  a  real  resize operation, always make a read-only
       test run using the -n option.

       The ntfsresize program doesn't manipulate the size of par­
       titions.   To  do that you have to use a disk partitioning
       tool, for example fdisk(8).

       If you wish to enlarge an NTFS filesystem, you must  first
       make sure you can expand the size of the underlying parti­
       tion first. This can be done using  fdisk(8)  by  deleting
       the  partition and recreating it with a larger size.  Then
       you may use ntfsresize to enlarge the size of the filesys­

       If you wish to shrink an NTFS partition, first use ntfsre­
       size to shrink the size of the filesystem.  Then  you  may
       use fdisk(8) to shrink the size of the partition by delet­
       ing the partition and recreating it with the smaller size.

       IMPORTANT!   When  recreating  the partition with fdisk(8)
       make sure you create it with the same starting disk cylin­
       der and partition type as before.  If you enlarge a parti­
       tion make sure it will not overlap with an other  existing
       partition!   If  you  shrink  a  partition, do not make it
       smaller than the new size of the NTFS filesystem!   Other­
       wise  you may lose your entire filesystem.  Also make sure
       you set the bootable flag for the partition if it  existed
       before.  Failing  to  do  so you might not be able to boot
       your computer from the disk!

       Note, ntfsresize schedules 'chkdsk' to make an  NTFS  con­
       sistency  check  when  you  will boot Windows. Windows may
       force a reboot after the successful consistency check.


              only and ntfsresize displays what it would do if it
              were to resize the filesystem.

       -s size[k|M|G]
              Resize  volume  to size[k|M|G] bytes.  The optional
              modifiers k, M, G mean the size parameter is  given
              in  kilo-,  mega-  or gigabytes respectively.  Con­
              forming to standards, k=10^3, M=10^6 and G=10^9.


       No bugs are known or has been reported so far in the  cur­
       rent  version.  If you find otherwise, please report it to
       <linux-ntfs-dev@lists.sourceforge.net>  (no   subscription
       needed). It's also strongly advised you MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
       A BACKUP of your important data in case of  an  unexpected

       Future  work  is planned to include support resizing frag­
       mented NTFS volumes.  Please note, Windows  2000,  XP  and
       .NET have built in NTFS defragmenter.


       ntfsresize   has   been  written  by  Szabolcs  Szakacsits


       Many thanks  to  Anton  Altaparmakov  and  Richard  Russon
       (FlatCap)  for libntfs, excellent documentation, comments,
       testing  and  fixes,  moreover  to  Theodore  Ts'o   whose
       resize2fs(8) man page formed the basis of this page.


       ntfsresize is part of the linux-ntfs package and is avail­
       able from http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ as source and
       pre-compiled  binary.  ntfsresize related news, example of
       usage and FAQ (frequently asked questions)  is  maintained
       at http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html


       fdisk(8), cfdisk(8), sfdisk(8), parted(8), mkntfs(8), ntf­

ntfsprogs 1.7.1              Jan 2003               NTFSRESIZE(8)

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