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Compact a VirtualBox Windows Guest on Debian

If you run Windows as a virtual machine in a dynamically expanding storage within Debian using VirtualBox, maybe You’re interested in compact the VDI to save space. More here (the link is currently down, cj2003, 2009-09-15)

First, you need to download the SDelete application from the Sysinternals web site and extract the zip file in your Windows drive.

4 Responses to “Compact a VirtualBox Windows Guest on Debian” »

  1. Comment by Andrew Ziem — September 14, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    An open source, cross-platform alternative to Microsoft’s proproetary SDelete is BleachBit, which zero fills the hard drive. BleachBit also can perform other disk cleaning tasks

  2. Comment by Andrew Ziem — September 14, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    An open source, cross-platform alternative to Microsoft’s proproetary SDelete is BleachBit, which zero fills the hard drive. BleachBit also can perform other disk cleaning tasks.

    Maybe it’s temporary, but the linked article is not opening

  3. Comment by cj2003 — September 15, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    Yes, the site http://www.fcestrada.com/ is currently not responding.

  4. Comment by MikeF — October 1, 2009 @ 7:10 am

    WRONG – BleachBit does Not have an option to overwrite unused blocks with zeros. It seems to work much the same as Eraser – overwrites blocks with random bits per the algorithm that you choose.

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