VMWare Tools - how to shrink a vm
Posted on 2009-04-06
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?