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Thanks for using the Fusion.
As far as I know, the UI "Cleap up Virtual Machine" is support by NTFS partition, you can check the disk format first.
BTW, the pre-allocated disk is also not supported Clean up. You can also check whether you have snapshot or not, snapshot will also occupy some space in the disk. Help it is a help for you.
Hi, thanks for your reply & help with this. Windows installer made three partitions on the virtual drive - Recovery, EFI and an NTFS main drive. Also the Hard-Disk is not pre-allocated and I'm not using snapshots.
Ideally I'd like to recover some of the unused space as I use an relatively small SSD, but I can probably cope with a slightly larger VM if needs be.
I've managed to shrink the VM from 35.09GB to 13.76GB.
To do this I had to go into the VM and then enter the following into a command prompt:
cd C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
VMwareToolboxCmd.exe disk shrink c:\
So running VMwareToolboxCmd.exe disk shrinkonly instead of shrink c:\ was the problem for me.