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Contributor
Contributor

Unable to decrypt VM

I encrypted my Windows 10 VM before realising that this prevents reclamation of space. I have tried to remove encryption but it keeps telling me I need 58.2GB of space available. I now have 178.1GB free having deleted a ton of space to provide enough space for the decryption and yet the same error.

Help! Smiley Wink

I'm running macOS 10.13 and VM Fusion 10.0.1

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VMware Employee
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Hi megadeth769,

Would you please confirm if there is 'purgeable' content in your Mac host?

Please check 'About This Mac-->Storage' and see if there is any 'purgeable' content in the status bar of Storage.

If yes, you need to free it then try the decryption once again.

Regards,

-Rick

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Champion
Champion

One thing - I've noticed that High Sierra no longer lets you disable local time machine backups.  Make sure time machine is running - if it's configured, but the drive isn't attached, you can lose hundreds of gigabytes.

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