How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12? – Users with advanced computer knowledge are familiar with the VMware Workstation virtualization program. You may need to increase the hard disk size of the virtual machines installed on VMware Workstation.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation?

It is very simple to increase the disk size of the virtual machine installed on the VMware Workstation virtualization program. In our previous articles, I’ve reviewed how to get Clone on VMware Workstation and how to get Snapshot on VMware Workstation.

In this article, we will perform the steps to increase the VMware disk capacity. On Windows, Linux, macOS operating systems installed on VMware, disk expansion can be done easily.

Before the VMware virtual machine disk expansion is done, the virtual machine must not have Snapshot. If you have previously received Snapshot, you must delete it from the Snapshot manager.

How to Expand Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

In all versions of VMware Workstation, the steps to increase disk capacity are the same. Follow the steps below in order to increase the disk space of your virtual machine.

You can also download VMware Workstation 15 from here to your Windows computer.

   Step 1

After running VMware Workstation, open the virtual machine where you want to expand disk space. Then click on the Hard Disk option as in the image below.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 2

In the Virtual Machine Settings window, click the Expand button.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 3

In the Expand Disk Capacity window, specify how much you want to increase the size of your disk.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 4

After specifying the size of the disk size, click on the Expand button.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 5

Expanding VMware disk capacity…

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 6

The VMware disk capacity has been successfully completed. The warning in the image below tells us to make disk settings on the operating system. Now click OK to continue.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 7

Click the OK button to save the setting.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 8

Start the virtual machine.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 9

In My Computer, you can see that the size does not increase on the C: disk. That’s why you need to open Disk Management.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 10

Click the Right Button / Manage button on my computer.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 11

Click Disk Management, and then right click on the (C:) driver.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 12

In the window that opens, click Extend Volume.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 13

The Wizard window is opened. Continue by pressing the Next button.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 14

On the Selected tab, the amount of disk to be increased appears. Continue selecting the disk.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 15

After increasing the disk size of the virtual machine on VMware, click Finish.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 16

As you can see in the image below, the process to increase disk capacity in VMware has been completed successfully.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 17

You can check that the disk has been successfully expanded by checking the C: driver in the following image.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Step by Step ⇒ Video

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How to Expand Virtual Hard Disk Space on VMware Workstation 15 ⇒ Video

You can watch the video below to increase the hard disk size of Windows 10 virtual machine running on VMware Workstation!

   Final Word

In this article, we have examined step by step how to increase the disk size of a virtual machine on the VMware Workstation virtualization program installed on the Windows 10 PC. When you increase disk size, all you have to remember is that you need to delete the snapshot of the virtual machine. Thanks for following us!

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