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I installed VMWare Workstation and setup a 100gb image. However this is much larger than I need. I would like to reduce this size to 20gb. How do you  reduce the size of the virtual hard drive. Newbie
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If you have the extra 20 or so Gig, you can simple do a V2V of the VM using the vCenter Converter Standalone tool (https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=converter&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS338US338&q=vcenter%20converter).

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Or vmware-vdiskmanager.exe         this is available in the following location.X:\Program Files\vmware\vmware workstation\Ref: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_23892810.html
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Perfect Solution and easy enough for me to follow. Thanks
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