VMWare Partition Space Editable?

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  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    I'm installing windows via fusion, as I was going through the installation process i bypassed using bootcamp. It defaults to a 40GB partition and gave me no option to change it. I don't want this much space, is there a way to reduce it after it is installed?
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    If you used the default setup, the space set aside will be expanding, ie it'll use only the disk space needed. So even if you set aside 40GB, the VM will actually use much less, only increasing as you add to the files in the VM. Check the sized of the vmdk files in the folder holding the VM (under Documents/Virtual Images)
  3. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    Yeah that's one of the coolest features of using a VM, it doesn't actually use up the space of the virtual partition until you have utilized it. Basically it's just like a sparse image, or whatever it's called. :p

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