Missing disk space

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by EricNolan, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. EricNolan

    EricNolan Junior Member

    I've posted this before and probably didn't explain myself well enough.

    I have a 100GB MBP and have a 30GB VM. Windows Explorer shows that I am running low on available space.

    Total Size: 29.2GB, Free Space: 3.8GB

    I didn't think I had this much stuff on the Windows side, so I used a few different disk analysis tools and they all show the same.

    Total used: 8.4GB

    Shouldn't my Free Space be 20.8GB? Why is it only 3.8GB

    My drive is a fixed (not expanding) one.
  2. w7ox

    w7ox Hunter

    Parallels 2.X has an Image tool you can use to increase the size of your VM disk, say from 10 GB to 30 GB. But after doing so you must use a program like Partition Magic to assign that increased space to your Windows (FAT32 or whatever) partition before it will be available.

    Perhaps you have space which has not been assigned to the WinXP partition.

  3. EricNolan

    EricNolan Junior Member

    When I look in the "manage computer" section it shows that I have a partition for the 30GB (well 29.2GB) and it shows as a healthy partition.
  4. Ynot

    Ynot Pro

    May be you should run checkdisk ?

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