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Microsoft Hyper-V, reclaim deleted VM space ?

Posted on 2014-08-12
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Last Modified: 2014-11-12
How can I "reclaim deleted Microsoft Server 2012 VM space" ?

 1. PHYSICAL server had 120GB free
 2. created 50GB VM
 3. PHYSICAL server had 70GB free
 4. deleted 50GB VM
 5. PHYSICAL server STILL had only 70GB free,
    should be back to 120GB free
 6. did search for .vhd/etc files
 7. did not find any 20GB+ files
Question by:finance_teacher
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Accepted Solution

Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
ID: 40256301
Deleting a VM does not delete the .vhd/.vhdx file. So I don't know how you performed your search, but you simply overlooked the virtual hard disk. That's where your space is at.

Author Comment

ID: 40256308
It was in c:\users\public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual hard disks, which was not editable via Windows folders as ADMIN.

Solution = open attached "Inspect Disks", then delete from there

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