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Can't Add Space to VM Volume

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Running ESXi 5.0 and am trying to Edit Settings of a VM and extend the C partition but it is grayed out.  What do I need to do to enable this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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1. is the disk IDE?

2. do you have any snapshots attached to the disk?

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

see my EE Article

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

Make sure you have NO Snapshots, and the virtual disk is not IDE, and take a full bnackup of the VM, not a snapshot before you start.
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Hi Andrew,

It is not IDE and yes, I have several snapshots.  If I delete 1-2 snapshots will that do it?
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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
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Can you please use disk part to extend the disk.

Go to run and type diskpart ==> Then on the command prompt type list volume ==> then select volume (Volume name you want to extend) then type on extend
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ALL SNAPSHOTS MUST be DELETED before RE-SIZE.

then you will be able to follow my EE Article. (it will then not be greyed out!)
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Andrew,

You are the man!  Thanks for the quick response.
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Thanks for your kind words!
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