Hi, I'm running a Windows 7 VM on a Windows 8 SSD drive (only drive I have).
Inside the VM the used space is ~ 70GB only (2 partitions c & d).
The MBR is 121GB.
I need to shrink the VM down to that space. Right now it takes up 93GB.
However when I try to shrink inside the VM with vmware tools I get the message "Failed to shrink... There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation."
Is there a way to shrink anyway without copying the VM to a large enough external drive?
matthiasmax wrote: Is there a way to shrink anyway without copying the VM to a large enough external drive?
Short of having the necessary required free space for the shrink operation to work properly, no!