In the process of shrinking my image file of WINDOWS 10 I was unable to open VMWare Tools, more specifically the vm icon in the system tray shows but only redirects to the About VMWare window - VMWare tools can also not be found under the control panel. It is updated to the version of 10.1.6 and I have already tried to completely remove and reinstall it.
How can I run/reinstall VMWare tools properly, in order to continue the shrink process?
Any advice is welcome, thanks in advance
Is this for ESXi or Workstation?
From memory you can only shrink from workstation using VMware tools.
If its on ESXi your best bet is to resize using VMware converter (painful I know).
This blog post looks pretty good
"VMWare tools can also not be found under the control panel"
Is it in Add/Remove programs?
If you are using Workstation, ill need to spin up a windows 10 box and have a look to see if the option is still there.
Its not something I've tried in a long time.