Why the difference in size of guest disk?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by TonyC2, Jun 15, 2023.

  1. TonyC2

    TonyC2 Member

    Just did a cleanup in windows, and the space went from 64gb to 45gb (removed old backups, downloaded files, cleared recycle bin, etc.). Parallels reclaimed 3gb not the nearly 20 gb that windows did.

    Why is there such a discrepancy between the used / free space from windows vs parallels?
    Parallels Version 18.3.1 (53614), MacBook Air M2, Windows 11 Pro

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