VmFusion 5.0.3 VM Size has almost tripled :-(

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rrsrer, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. rrsrer macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2013
    So I have a company Macbook Air. And due to support requirements I needed to have a windows instsance just in case.

    I loaded VMFusion 5.0.3 with Windows 7 Professional.

    The initial load of the VM was between 17-20gb in size.
    I simply ran CCleaner on the PC and right away it doubled to 50gb in size

    Since then i've been forced to copy the image to a external HDD due to space restrictions.

    I've run disk defray in windows.
    I've run the shrink command using vm tools

    When i try to clean up disk in VMfusion the option is not loaded.

    In Windows its showing only using 18gb of space...

    how in the world can i reduce the size of this thing please help someone :-(
  2. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    Are you using the AutoProtect feature for that vm? If so, turn it off because it seems to be creating quite a lot of snapshots and those take up disk space.

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