Cannot reclaim disk space

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by natethelen, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. natethelen

    natethelen Bit Poster

    Messages:
    8
    Info
    • I am running latest El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11.4), latest Parallels Desktop (11.1.3), latest Windows 10 Home.
    • Disk Usage according to Windows: 11.5 GB
    • Disk Usage according to Mac: 47.37 GB
    Things I have tried
    History
    • It was a Windows 7 VM that I upgraded to Windows 10. At one point VM Mac disk usage was 100+ GB. Deleted a bunch of software/data on Windows, deleted a bunch of snapshots, did the trim support, got it down to 47 GB. Now want to get it the rest of the way
    Ideas?
     
  2. Dhruba@Parallels

    Dhruba@Parallels Kilo Poster

    Messages:
    779
  3. natethelen

    natethelen Bit Poster

    Messages:
    8
    I just realized that the hdd file (which is actually a folder) has 2 files:
    1. Windows 7-0.hdd.0.{GUID_1}.hds (which is the 11GB I expect)
    2. Windows 7-0.hdd.0.{GUID_2}.hds (which is 35GB)
    Any idea what this 2nd file is? Can I just delete it? I am going to try and do
    prl_disk_tool merge
    first
     
  4. natethelen

    natethelen Bit Poster

    Messages:
    8
    That did it. Once I did the merge I was able to reclaim the remaining space
     
  5. Dhruba@Parallels

    Dhruba@Parallels Kilo Poster

    Messages:
    779
    The other .hdd file must be a virtual machine hard drive from an older VM. If you delete the hdd you might end up loosing data. And glad that you are able to reclaim the space.
     

Share This Page