How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12? – System administrators or home users with advanced computer knowledge familiarize themselves with the VMware Workstation virtualization program. Sometimes it may be necessary to increase the hard disk size of virtual machines installed on VMware Workstation.
How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

It is very simple to increase the disk size of the virtual machine installed on the VMware Workstation virtualization program. In the previous article, we reviewed how to clone virtual machine in VMware Workstation and how to use Snapshot in VMware Workstation.

In this article, we will take steps to increase VMware disk capacity. Disk expansion can make easily on Windows, Linux, MacOS operating systems installed on VMware.

Before the VMware virtual machine can perform disk expansion, the virtual machine must not be Snapshot. If you have already taken Snapshot, you need to delete it from the Snapshot Manager.

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How to Expand Hard Disk Space in VMware?

We can now move on to how to expand hard disk space in VMware. Follow these steps carefully.

   Step 1

Open the VMware Workstation program and open the virtual machine where you want to apply the disk expansion process. Then click Hard Disk option as shown in the following image.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 2

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

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 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 12?

   Step 4

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

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 5

VMware disk capacity is being expanded…

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 6

VMware disk capacity increase has completed successfully. The warning below tells us to set the disc on the operating system. Now click on the OK button to continue.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 7

Click the OK button to save the setting.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 8

Run the virtual machine.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 9

In my computer, you can see that the size does not increase on the C disk. So we have to go to the disc settings.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 10

On my computer, click the right button / manage option.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 11

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

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 12

In the window that opens, click on Extend Volume.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 13

The wizard window opened. Continue by pressing the Next button.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 14

On the Selected tab, the amount of disk increased is visible. Continue by selecting the disc.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 15

VMware disk expansion is complete and close the window by clicking Finish.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 16

As you can see in the image below, the step to increase VMware disk capacity is complete.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

   Step 17

You can check that the hard disk has successfully expanded by checking the C: drive as follows.

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12?

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  Final Word

How to Increase Hard Disk Space in VMware Workstation 12? – We have completed the VMware virtual machine disk expansion steps. It should be noted that if you get an error, first check if the virtual machine has a Snapshot. If you have Snapshot, delete it, and then increase the disk space. Once you have configured the system, you can get Snapshot again.

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