Little space being shrunk in Disk Management

Hello there
I am attempting to shrink my C:/ drive in order to make another partition for Linux Mint.
When I try to shrink the drive in Disk Management, only about 7gb are shrunk, while I have 50gb of free space on that drive, and I even defragmented it. I unfortunately do not have another hard drive I can shrink instead.
I understand that it might not be the best idea to shrink your C:/ drive, but 7gb is just ridiculous!



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Nothing wrong with shrinking drive C (but leave yourself about 10GB minimum for working space and Windows Updates etc.) The integrated partition management in Windows has serious limitations - use Easeus partition manager, free from here:

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