VMWare Workstation: Clean a cloned Virtual Machine?

Hi,
I have migrated a Virtual Machine from version 10 to 11, in the process I remember been asked to 'Clone' or to 'Alter'... I clicked 'Clone' but now I have huge ammount of extra space in that virtual machine, I think I had to select 'Alter' :(

Is there some way I can clean that Virtual Machine? delete the extra space made by the original files? or maybe revert, or anything helpful?
Thanks.
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José PerezAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
If you choose clone then you have 2 copies of the virtual machine one at the current version and one at the older version, if the newer version works fine then you can delete the older version.  Alter means you have only one version and if there are hiccups you have to restore from backup.. So delete the older unused versions.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you want to keep the original and the clone VM ?
José PerezAuthor Commented:
No, I would like to keep just the UPDATED working version, not old files nor old virtual disk.
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José PerezAuthor Commented:
David, how can I tell/know what are the 'older unsed versions'?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Right Click the original virtual machine, and delete DELETE
José PerezAuthor Commented:
You mean use "Clean Up Disk?"

Attached is an image of the files and folders I have, how can I know which ones are new and required and which one are not?
virtualMachine.PNG
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did you clone the disk, in the same location, as the original VM ?

can you provide a screenshot of the VMware Workstation Inventory ?

If you delete the VM, from the Inventory, it will delete the files it needs.
José PerezAuthor Commented:
Not sure I cloned in the same location, probably. Anyway you can see the folder structure and files in the last comment screenshot attached.

p.s. Attached is the inventory file image.
vmware-inventory.PNG
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
screenshot the inventory, e.g. list of VMs...
José PerezAuthor Commented:
I just have 1 VM. the same that was upgraded... attached.
inventory.PNG
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I do not think you can remove any files, as they are all in use.

confirm the file name of the virtual disk, by looking at the disk properties in the VM.
José PerezAuthor Commented:
Tha name is "Clone of DCTM"
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, and all those files are in use, check the properties of the VM - Clone of DCTM, and check the name of it's virtual disk .
José PerezAuthor Commented:
mmm strange, it has 2 disks none of them called "Clone of...":

DCTM-cl1.vmdk
DCTM-0-cl1.vmdk

Configuration file:

Clone of DCTM.vmx
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, I spotted that.

You will need all your files, none can be deleted, otherwise the VM will fail.

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José PerezAuthor Commented:
:(
ok, thanks for the effort.
José PerezAuthor Commented:
ok, thanks.
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