Distilled info from this OSX Daily article: “How to Resize a VirtualBox VDI or VHD File on Mac OS X“.
It’s a simple process:
- Shut down the Virtual machine
- Open Terminal and navigate to the VBoxManage tool:
- Use it to resize the virtual HD. Units are MBs. For example the below will resize to 40GB:
VBoxManage modifyhd --resize 40000 /path/to/vdi
(where “/path/to/vdi” is the path to your virtual HD)
- Finish with some basic Windows configuration to allow your virtual PC to actually use the extra space
- Start up the virtual PC the Computer then
- Right Click on Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management
- Notice the added Volume > Select the current Volume > right click > Extend volume.
[Thanks to Tejas in the comments of the original article for the Windows configuration steps.]
Also see this howtogeek article “How To Enlarge a Virtual Machine’s Disk…“. It’s about doing this on a PC (with the same process) but has some nice screenshots too.