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I am running an XP VM in OS X. The size allocated for the virtual machine is much too large, now that I have migrated the majority of the files. I would like to shrink the VM.

I have seen several posts around the web which say "use the shrink function of VMWare Tools." Unfortunately, I cannot find the place where you access VMWare Tools.

I installed VMWare Tools, and there is a row of icons along the outer VMWare window on the bottom right. No generic menu is accessible there having a "shrink" function. The Settings "switch" in the top toolbar likewise has lots of functions, but nothing relating to "shrink."

So where are the VMWare Tools I need?
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I have just found instructions at http://www.vmware.com/support/gsx3/doc/tools_cfg_win_gsx.html. It explains that there is a system tray icon for VMWare Tools. I did not see it before because the tray is set to hide unused icons.

My bad.
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