troubleshooting Question

How to make VMDK files smaller

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Let's say I have a VM that is Windows 2008 R2 with a 100 GB Hard disk and therefore the corresponding VMDK file is 100 GB in size.  Now let's say I want to move 30 GB of files in that VM to somewhere else and now only need a 70 GB hard drive.  Is there a way to make the VMDK file smaller?  I know I can make them bigger but can anything be done in the opposite direction?  I would be using ESXi v5 Enterprise edition.
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