Vmware workstation, old vmdk files Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Virtualization › VMware Virtualization › Vmware workstation, old vmdk files This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by mathieuleb 6 years, 10 months ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts SplorkMember July 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm #159213 I created my first VM last year and was using snapshots to back it up. Obviously I created a mess and my system quickly ran out of disk space. Under virtual machine settings, it says I am using vmdk 4 as the disk file. When I go the the VM folder, it has 4 vmdk files, listed 1-4. I guess each one was created from the snapshots and that vmdk #4 is live. Vmdk 1 is 180GB in size the the other 2 are 22 and 43. Is it safe to shut down the virtual machine, and delete vmdks 1 through 3 and clear up some space? Ive spen the morning searching through and investigating these forums to no avail. I am sure the answer is somewhere but figured I might have a little more luck simply posting. Thank you for any help, TigaFan09Member July 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm #379442 Re: Vmware workstation, old vmdk files Delete all the snapshots in the Workstation UI, it will consolidate and then delete the files. mathieulebMember July 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm #386267 Re: Vmware workstation, old vmdk files Here is the image showing which vmdk I am using slothmud.org/images/splork/vmdk1.PNG Here is an image showing what my VM folder looks like, you will notice vmdk 1-4 halfway down. slothmud.org/images/splork/vmdk_overall.PNG Please fix the urls, as I had to seperate them because I have not posted 5 times yet… I deleted all snapshots months ago and the only thing showing in Snapshot Manager is a target with “you are here” written across it. The research I have done tells me I should not delete the 1-3 files because they are still read from but can not be written to, so I am a little tentative, as this is a very important VM. Is it still safe to delete them, as the above advice mentioned, or should I try to shrink them or… Thanks for the time, Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.