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Hyper-V, can I "Expand" and "Shrink" a fixed VHDx?

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The host is "Windows Server 2012 Standard" with Hyper-V enabled.
I created a Windows 2008 Server VM that includes two "fixed" VHDx, one for OS (C: drive), the other for DATA (D: drive)
Now I noticed that I have assigned too much space to D: drive. Can I shrink the corresponding "fixed" VHDx? And, in the future, can I expand it again?

To my understanding, a "fixed" VHDx is fixed, once it is created, it will not be expanded or shrinked. Am I correct?

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You need to shrink the partition within the Windows guest OS Disk Management first.

Once you have done that you can shrink the VHDX file.

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use the powershell resize-vhd command
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Thank you very much!
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