Cannot run portable applications/create partitions

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  1. kjsteffner

    kjsteffner New Member

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    Hello, I am new here and could not find anything suitable with the search function:

    • I want to run portable applications ( e.g. from C:\Program Files portable)
    • unfortunately the portable application does not allow to be run from C:\...)
    • therefore I wanted to create a new partition on the SSD to call it D_\ ...
    • unfortunately the Bitlocker System does not allow the SSD to be partitioned
    • What can I do now?
    I'd be grateful for any suggestions ...

    Thanks,
    Klaus
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    It would require a bit if work involving unencrypting the drive, striking the drive via diskpart and then creating the new volume.

    or give us more info on the errors you are receiving when you run the portable apps...
     
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    @jnjroach:
    many portable apps say that they cannot be run from c:\... - and indeed they refuse to run from any directory under root c:
     
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    So your choice then is suspend BitLocker on the root drive, the using Diskpart (or possibly Disk Management) shrink the partition then create the new one....

    If it fails even with BitLocker Suspended, you'll need to fully decrypt the drive then do the above....

    You will need ~30% more free space then the partition you want to create so that it has room to move things around...
     
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    I am starting to think what BitLocker is good for anyway ...
    Thanks for the suggestion - I'll try it once I am sure nothing is lost if things go wrong
     

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