As the titles states, with every copy paste operation from a virtual machine to my Windows 10 host, the SSD space on my hard drive increases.
I made a mistake when I created the VM by making the size far bigger than the available space I have on my computer. BUT, I ensured the VM doesn't use fixed space and can grow as needed. I saw that I could shrink the VM, but I never installed VMware Tools, so I just deleted the entire VM rather than troubleshoot the issue. Unfortunately, even after deleting the VM, the C drive space still hasn't returned to normal. How can I fix this, please?
I actually searched my C drive and found where the files are supposedly present:
But then, there is not a single file or folder in that location that has over, say, 2GB of data.
Additionally, this issue isn't new apparently. Please see the post by /u/NitinTyagi in the link below:
This user seems to be having the same issue I'm currently having.
Nevermind, found it!
Is this habit of Workstation listed anywhere in official documentation where I could have known about this earlier? I really dislike surprises like this.