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    Shrinking / compacting a virtual disk

    avoelp Novice

       

      What is the difference between compacting (from the Player's VM Settings menu) and shrinking (from the VMware Tools menu) a virtual disk?

       

       

      I use Player 3.1 with a Windows XP Mode VM under Wiondows 7 64-bit. In this case, neither shrinking nor compacting appears to work:

       

      • On the Shrink tab of VMware Tools there is only a message that shrinking has been deactivated for this machine.

       

      • When I try to compact the machine from the Player's Hardware -> Utilities tab the compacting process starts but then aborts after a few seconds, showing the error message "One of the parameters supplied is invalid" (I am not aware of any parameters that can be supplied here ...).

       

      Any suggestions?

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