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I had VirtualBox create some partitions. Now I would like to get that space back, how can I do so?

I thought that right-clicking and selecting "Remove" would be sufficient, but the space allocated to the drives has not been restored. Any ideas?

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    VirtualBox does not support shrinking the size of a virtual HDD. Are you trying to shrink the size of the file itself or shrink the size of the virtual hdd? There is a huge difference between the two tasks.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 1, 2017 at 17:40
  • Not sure what the proper terminology is, but I used VirtualBox to install Ubuntu 17 (allocated 50GB for this task) and a copy of Windows 10 (again 50GB). I have since removed both virtual drives but for whatever reason, my HDD is still missing 100GB, as if the two drives were still there...
    – Matt
    Dec 1, 2017 at 22:15
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    Then you didn’t delete the actual virtual HDD files. You need to do that simply deleting the virtual machine might not be enough
    – Ramhound
    Dec 1, 2017 at 22:40
  • Where can I find these files?
    – Matt
    Dec 3, 2017 at 20:19
  • The VBox online manual documents the default location
    – Ramhound
    Dec 3, 2017 at 22:11

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