Beware Snapshots

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by Mundford, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Mundford

    Mundford Junior Member

    We continue to be delighted by the performance and usefulness of Parallels, Windows for Arm on M1 Macs.

    However, as a regular user of snapshots prior to the regular Windows preview updates, I was shocked to see that my Mac's Home folder was showing red with 27Gb free out of the 1Tb disk within Windows.

    Checking the Mac it was showing 87Gb free in the path bar in the Finder windows and the storage report. I started to investigate the snapshots. To cut a long story short, I commenced deleting snapshots one by one, but then considered that I had a proven working version of Windows, so eventually deleted the original and all subsequent snapshots, then created a new single snapshot.

    I now have 637Gb showing in the Mac path window, storage report and 584Gb free showing within Windows. I have learnt my lesson to keep on top of the snapshots and to retain only a few of these.


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