How did you create it? Did you use the converter, or did you just virtualize the platform in place?
I think I figured it out. I used the importer, which made a copy of the bootcamp OS, and explains why the vm is taking up so much space on the mac partition.
So what is the answer to the first question ? Can you remove a Windows 10 bootcamp partition from a double boot windows 10 and Catalina OS without affecting the bootcamp vm newly located on the Catalina mac partition. In short I want to recover the bootcamp partition space and keep the bootcamp vm working in the Catalina mac partition through VM Fusion. I did use the new bootcamp option transfer . Full vm disk 136GB.
I want to recover the bootcamp partition space and keep the bootcamp vm working
The bootcamp virtual machine is merely a pointer to the actual physical installed OS on the bootcamp partition. You need to create a new Windows 10 VM on your host if you want to remove the boot camp one.