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Vmware Hd file to large

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I have a virtual machine that is using 20gb of space. (Acording to the guest oS)
The disk file uses nearly 80gb of space. (On the host machine)

I need to get the size down so it can fit on an ssd
(The virtual drive is "dynamic" as the virtual guest sees the hd as a 1TB)

EDIT:
Wasnt sure where to post this...
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I'm not sure how to fix your problem but I just wanna say that for most people the wiser choice is to pick static virtual space for the OS.

Unless of course you plan to be storing a lot of data on the virtual OS.


Edit: Also, I just checked my VMWare Workstation and if you double click on the Hard Disk under Devices, highlight Hard Disk again, and click Utilities, you have the options to Expand and Compact.
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