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Vladislava Kokurkina, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 12, 2012

Sometimes preallocated virtual disks can take up more space than it is available
on a host machine, which you want to transfer your virtual drive to.
In this case you will need to make its overall size smaller. Some virtual drive managers can help you easily resolve this problem.

Download solution synonyms: Resize Virtual Drive, Make Virtual Disk Smaller, Manage Virtual Disk Size, Virtual Drive Size Configuration

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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Microsoft Virtual PC
Microsoft Virtual PC
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Freeware

Microsoft Virtual PC is light, simple software that allows you to configure, install and use a highly customizable computer within your desktop! Without the need of formatting, or getting an additional computer, with this application you can test drive an operating system, software, or a configuration and see if it fits your needs!

Pros:
  • It's Free.
  • Easy to use.
  • Customizable.
Cons:
  • Most Non-Microsoft operating systems are not supported.
  • Requires high amount of RAM and processor.
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VSuite Ramdisk (Standard Edition)
VSuite Ramdisk (Standard Edition)
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Demo

Creates a virtual hard disk using the available RAM memory, which provides a much faster access to your data. If you usually execute applications that keep a high level of interaction with your hard disk, you may have noticed that they tend to be slow and heavy. In those cases, VSuite Ramdisk turns out to be especially useful - it allows you to set a virtual (permanent or volatile) drive.

Pros:
  • Allows you to create multiple virtual drives.
  • Allows you to set all the key parameters for your virtual drives.
  • Allows you to create "volatile" units, that will disappear upon the next system restart.
  • Allows you to keep an image file on your real disk, which can be set to load automatically every time you restart your system.
Cons:
  • You can use it for 15 days before it expires - it is no longer available for sale.
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VirtualDrive Pro
VirtualDrive Pro
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(15 votes)
Shareware

Although, the main purpose of VirtualDrive Pro is to create virtual CD files and emulate virtual drives, the program also comes with burning features. Therefore, it can be efficiently used like any other burning software. Even more, VirtualDrive Pro also includes a tool that will enable users to convert VCD files to more popular ISO images.

Pros:
  • Provides support for Windows 8.
  • The GUI is efficiently organized.
  • Comes with a lot of tools.
  • It doesn't require a system restart in order to emulate virtual drives.
Cons:
  • Creating a virtual drive might take a while in some cases.
  • The VCD/ISO converter didn't seem to work.
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Virtual CD Manager
Virtual CD Manager
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Freeware

Virtual CD Manager is a useful application that allows you to mount ISO image files (files with .iso extension) into virtual disk drives in order to use them as if you were reading a CD/DVD on a CD/DVD drive. You can mount up to 4 drives and assign them attributes such as auto open, auto add, show hint, and auto start.

Pros:
  • You can mount ISO images into virtual CD/DVD drives.
  • You can burn ISO images in to CD/DVD.
  • You can create ISO image files.
Cons:
  • Restarting is required after installing the program.
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VirtualDrive Utility & Burning Suite
VirtualDrive Utility & Burning Suite
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(3 votes)
Shareware

VirtualDriveĀ® Pro is a program that can create virtual and physical discs. The program can create up to twenty three virtual CD drives in your computer, that you can use to play the content you have placed on them, as if it were saved on a physical CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc. This is specially useful if you donĀ“t have a physical unit, or if you do not want to burn a disc.

Pros:
  • It has every feature you will need when dealing with CDs/DVDs or Blu-ray discs.
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