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The answer to that is below (THIS SOLUTION DOES NOT WORK IF YOUR VM IS ON A DRIVE WITH LESS THAN 100GB FREE SPACE!!!. NOTICE THAT THE VIRTUAL DISK BECOMES 100 GB BUT THE ACTUAL DISK SIZE REMAINS AT 40GB. CREATE THE VM FROM SCRATCH IF THAT IS THE CASE). REFERENCES – http://www.ehow.com/how_12146670_increase-virtualbox-hard-drive-size.html

 

1. Take a snapshot of your VM then back it up. Then shutdown your VM.

2. Exit from Oracle VirtualBox VM

3. Run command line on your local machine

4. Locate the vboxmanage.exe file on your local machine

5. Type in the following command to retrieve a list of the hdds.

vboxmanage list hdds

Sample Output:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage list hdds
UUID: c0635a28-d5b1-416e-8d34-c1a6091d82e9
Parent UUID: base
Format: VHD
Location: D:\WIN2K8ENT-Vanilla\Virtual Hard Disks\WIN2K8ENT.vhd
State: created
Type: normal
Usage: Chins VM (UUID: 4f309303-90cd-4159-ad1a-556cbcf7aabb) [Snapshot 1 (
UUID: 48e72208-0a0f-4182-bfe1-195f49956679)]

6. Mark and copy the UUID number

7. Type in the following command to resize the hdd to 100GB

vboxmanage modifyhd c0635a28-d5b1-416e-8d34-c1a6091d82e9 –resize 102400

Sample Output:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage modifyhd c0635a28-d5b1-416e-8d34-c1a6091d82e9 –resize 102400

0%…10%…20%…30%…40%…50%…60%…70%…80%…90%…100%

8.  Check the VM Machine Settings and note that the hard disk space is now 100GB. Run the VM to test.

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