VMPLATTEGROND
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VMWare Tools 10.1.6 not working in Windows 10 image

Hi all,

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

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DCChrisMc
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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

How to resize a VMDK disk via VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Edition 6.2 – Microsoft & VMWare

"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.

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VMPLATTEGROND
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Hi there,

It is for a workstation and VMWare tools does show up in add/remove programs. Please do let me know if you have some other insights/need extra information.

cheers

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Majed17
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now its version 11 and still the same problem? have you solved your problem?

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