Changing from THIN to THICK provisioning via Esxi 6.5 web gui

We mistakenly created 2 VMs through the 6.5 web gui and created them with THIN provisioning. We would like to change this to THICK provisioning, is this possible? We found a KB article (https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2014832) but it refers to inflating the drive via vSphere which does not seem to be available anymore. When navigating to the vmdk file, there is no inflate option.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
but it refers to inflating the drive via vSphere which does not seem to be available anymore. When navigating to the vmdk file, there is no inflate option.

a bit missing here vSphere Client... (the older legacy full J#/C# client - and depending upon the version of ESXi 6.5, may still be used, because there was a bug which has been recently fixed to STOP vSphere Client working with latest versions of ESXi 6.5!)

The article relates to the vSphere Client, which is no longer supported, or used to connect to ESXi 6.5, and The Web Client or Host Client, is a little behind with that function.

(So the KB Article in part is actually incorrect!). Do you have Storage vMotion because on migrating from one datastore to another datastore using Storage vMotion, you can sleect thick if you wanted.

Another method, would be to use VMware Converter, and on conversion specify THICK.

see my EE Articles

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.1
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