Is it possible to increase the C drive size in the .vmdk VMWare Workstation 14 version .vmdk virtual disk file.


I am using VMware Workstation 14 and I have a virtual hard disk .vmdk with C drive having only 40 GB free space.

Is it possible to increase the C drive size in the .vmdk VMWare Workstation 14 version .vmdk virtual disk file?

Please reply to this question asap.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
Sriram. K
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jamil MohammadCommented:
yes you can by going to the hard disk --> select utilities --> click on Expand
you may get an error message because of snapshot , you need to remove snapshot then retry.
good luck
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
What OS are you expanding this on?  Windows?  If so, after you expand the drive you will need to go into Disk Management and extend the drive from there as well.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think that may add disk in 2 GB segments (thereabouts). So not all one VMDK file. That may work for you.

I make disks bigger by using vCenter Converter with the VM as input and the same VM as output and make my one file bigger. That works also.
Here are the steps for a system disk

shut down machine
connect the vmdk to another machine
expand it
connect again to the original machine
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