Details about contents of var/lib/vmware as is related to a disk space error

I'm getting a disk space error on my windows xo vm and I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me if I can get rid of anything in this directory. I'm set up to use 8GB of space, but the directory is taking up 14GB, which is almost that entire partition. Here is a list of that directory:

2.1G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-f003.vmdk
0       /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/core
2.1G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-f004.vmdk
1.1M    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-f005.vmdk
28K     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/vmware-0.log
60K     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/vmware-1.log
44K     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/vmware-2.log
12K     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/nvram
4.0K    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-000001.vmdk
1.1G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-Snapshot2.vmem
18M     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-Snapshot2.vmsn
4.0K    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmdk
4.0K    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmsd
1.1G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-000001-s001.vmdk
4.0K    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-Snapshot2.vmem.READLOCK
1.3G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-000001-s002.vmdk
616M    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-000001-s003.vmdk
4.0K    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx
1.9G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-000001-s004.vmdk
12K     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-000001-s005.vmdk
44K     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/vmware.log
2.1G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-f001.vmdk
2.1G    /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional-f002.vmdk
14G     /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Professional/
14G     total

numb3rs1xAsked:
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aldanchConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It looks like you have snapshots on this VM. Try deleting your snapshots to claim some white space on your host.

Which vendor  are you running the VM on? VMware, Microsoft, Citrix (Xen)?

If VMware, which platform? ESX, Server, Workstation, Player?

If the issue is space within your VM, then you would need to increase the size of the VMDK file that stores the OS (C:). There are easy solutions to do this, but is this what you're experiencing?
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arnoldCommented:
Disk space errors in the VirtualMachine can only be addressed within the virtual machine.  You have an 8GB drive for the XP guest system, how much of that is left?  An option you could do is add an additional disk to the XP VM and then reinstall the applications moving them from C drive to D or E drive (one disk for OS and user profiles and one disk for the applications).

Deleting files on the host filesystem will not address issues with the Guest OS (windows XP)
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numb3rs1xAuthor Commented:
I have almost 3GB left on my C: drive on my Windows VM. The error I'm getting if from the server. I think I'm running VMware server. It's the free one for linux. The partition where the VM is stored is almost full, and that's what the error is about. I had this happen before and I had to grow the partition. I can't do it this time because there is no more physical space on the drive. I think you answered my question though by telling me to delete the snapshots. How did those get there? I did not consciously make snapshots of my VM.
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aldanchConnect With a Mentor Commented:
VMware Server may have created it for you when you've the VM entered a suspended state. Check to see if the server settings or the VM settings are set to create a snapshot.
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