Quote Originally Posted by MWisBest View Post
With the hundreds of resizes I've done over the years, I've never lost any data or ran into any issues whatsoever. I think one thing that might have contributed to my success with resizing is the fact that any time I resize a NTFS partition I make sure to do it right in Windows, this is what I was recommended to do on any Windows Vista or higher NTFS partition and I have had no reason not to keep doing it that way.
I've managed to resize (shrink) Windows partitions from linux without any problems, and I don't recall defragmenting either.