Uninstall old 4D reduces free space. Why?

Milan Adamov (5/2/14 7:35AM)
Keisuke Miyako (5/2/14 7:46AM)
Keith Goebel (5/2/14 2:50PM)
Milan Adamov (5/5/14 1:04PM)


Milan Adamov (5/2/14 7:35 AM)

Hi Keith,

you have to "reclaim" that space using VMWare "Clean Up". Shutdown
virtual machine, open settings for that virtual machine and choose
General. Wait for a second while VMWare checks how much space it can
reclaim, then click on "Clean Up" button and wait few minutes.

Milan

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color><param>00000,0000,DDEE/param>OOn 02.05.2014., at 04.50, Keith
Goebel <keith.g@... wrote:

On a virtual XP C: drive (VMWare Fusion 3.1.3 on iMac 10.6.8), I am
running out of HD space and am trying to remove all old 4D stuff to
make room for new stuff.
The "Uninstall" lists 4D 2004 and v11 files.

I couldn't find them using Explorer (Desktop) so I did a search - none
found.
Since the Uninstall list showed them as several hundred megs each, I
thought I'd remove them anyway.

After removing several, I noticed the free space was reducing by that
amount instead of increasing.
I have stopped uninstalling them!

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Keisuke Miyako (5/2/14 7:46 AM)

if I understand the situation correctly?=80

when a program is installed using an installer, its location etc is
recorded in the registry,
which the information you see on the Control Panel.

if you uninstall it using an installer (like going down on an elevator)
the information is removed.

but, if such a registered program is removed directly from the file
system,
the information displayed on the Control Panel becomes out-of-date.

miyako

On 2014/05/02 11:50, "Keith Goebel" <keith.g@... wrote:

color><param>00000,0000,DDEE/param>AAnyone know what's happening here?
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Keith Goebel (5/2/14 2:50 PM)

On a virtual XP C: drive (VMWare Fusion 3.1.3 on iMac 10.6.8), I am
running out of HD space and am trying to remove all old 4D stuff to
make room for new stuff.
The "Uninstall" lists 4D 2004 and v11 files.

I couldn't find them using Explorer (Desktop) so I did a search - none
found.
Since the Uninstall list showed them as several hundred megs each, I
thought I'd remove them anyway.

After removing several, I noticed the free space was reducing by that
amount instead of increasing.
I have stopped uninstalling them!

Anyone know what's happening here?
TIA, KG

Milan Adamov (5/5/14 1:04 PM)

On 04.05.2014., at 00.27, Keith Goebel <keith.g@... wrote:

color><param>00000,0000,DDEE/param>MMilan and Miyako, thanks for the
advice.

/color><color><param>8826F,0000,8219/param>yyou have to "reclaim" that
space using VMWare "Clean Up". Shutdown virtual machine, open settings
for that virtual machine and choose General. Wait for a second while
VMWare checks how much space it can reclaim, then click on "Clean Up"
button and wait few minutes.
/color><color><param>00000,0000,DDEE/param>
Unfortunately, my version of Fusion (3.1.3) does not have that option
in General - it must be too old.
Nice to know what to do when I get a newer version though.
Keith
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Hi Keith,

according to this

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd
=displayKC&externalId=1001934

VMWare Fusion 3.x also could do it, but it is under "Hard Disks" part
of virtual machine settings.

Regards,

Milan

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