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I am about to run out of space on my C:\ drive even after using Tree  Size. I  uninstalled VM and gained some but not as much as it said.

I then noticed that VM on the C:\ drive is taking up 63 GBs of space. A lot of that is probably Windows 8. Can I just delete that folder or is there more to it. I obviously don't need it.

Thanks.

Bert
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Abhilash earned 400 total points
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If you are talking about deleting the folder of the VM, Yes you can do it if you are sure you don't need it.
That will free up the whole amount of space the Vm takes up.
Deleting the folder is sufficient.
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If you no longer require the VM, you can justs Delete the VM Folder, to discard it.
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Have you check the snapshot creation schedule for this VM?

Seems snapshot of this VM is taking space. You can check the settings. Be careful during the deletion of snapshot.
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Before delete any file please ensure what kind of files those are and what exactly the data they are holding

TY/SA
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Sorry for the delay everyone. Thanks. As to the snapshots, they would all have been manual, and there would be two or three max.

Just when I get ready to delete the folder, Sandy has a comment that scares me.
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I wonder if I should not have uninstalled the program and just moved the VM folder to another drive?
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If you are sure that you do not need the data that's inside the VM, why  worry? Just go ahead and delete it.
But if you are unsure its better you move the VM folder to another drive and re-install the Workstation again. That is only if you want to use this machine again.
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I will give that a try. Thanks Abhilash Hb
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