How to Expand Virtual Disk in VMware Workstation

This video shows you the steps to expand virtual disk on VMware installed on the Windows 10 operating system.

How to Expand Virtual Disk in VMware Workstation

How to Expand Virtual Disk in VMware Virtual Machine

To expand the virtual disk on VMware:

Step 1: If you have not installed VMware on your Windows computer before, please refer to the videos below:

VMware 12 ➦
VMware 14 ➦
VMware 15 ➦

Step 2: After installing the VMware virtualization program on your computer, after you create a new virtual machine and install a new operating system over it, you can easily do so if you want to expand the VM disk.

Step 3: First, close the VM on VMware.

Step 4: Click on the Hard Disk Device of the VM.

Step 5: After opening the VM Settings window, click Hard Disk again.

Step 6: Click the Expand Disk Capacity button.

Step 7: Specify the HDD size on the Maximum Hard Disk and click the Expand button.

Step 8: Wait while the disk enlarges.

Step 9: Click the OK button to close the Info window:

Step 10: Close the Virtual Machine Settings window.

Step 11: Now run the VM.

Step 12: Click My Computer and check the C: drive.

Step 13: Click Manage on My Computer.

Step 14: Continue by clicking Disk Management in the Computer Management window.

Step 15: On the C: drive, click Extend Volume.

Step 16: Click Next button in the Extend Volume Wizard window.

Step 17: Select Disk0 or Disk1 in Selected section and click Next.

Step 18: On VMware, expand the virtual machine’s virtual HDD and click Finish to close the window.

Step 19: Finally, open My Computer again and check the status.

Step 20: Watch the entire video to expand the virtual disk on VMware.

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