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Adding New Virtual Hard Disk To Virtual Machine

I’m using Vmware for some application testing and I have been alerted that there is not enough disk space for the virtual machine I am running; therefore I require to allocate more disk space to the virtual machine by adding new virtual hard disk.

However, after I created new virtual disk and attached to the virtual machine, I can see it appear in BIOS but after I successfully logon to Windows it doesn’t appear in “My Computer”. What’s wrong? Here I will show you how I solve this and make it appear in “My Computer”.

1. Create new virtual disk

01 - Create New Virtual Disk Page
01 - Create New Virtual Disk Page

02 - Selecting Hard Disk Drive To Add
02 - Selecting Hard Disk Drive To Add

03 - What To Do With The Disk Drive
03 - What To Do With The Disk Drive

04 - Select Hard Disk Type
04 - Select Hard Disk Type

05 - Allocate Hard Disk Space
05 - Allocate Disk Space

06 - Summary Page Of Virtual Machine Setting
06 - Summary Page Of Virtual Machine Setting

2. Ensure the new virtual disk has been attached and detected

07 - Hard Drive Detected In BIOS
07 - Hard Drive Detected In BIOS

3. Initialize Disk Drive

08 - Access Computer Management To Setup The Disk
08 - Access Computer Management To Setup The Disk

09 - Initialize Disk To The System
09 - Initialize Disk To The System

4. Disk partition

10 - Partition The New Virtual Disk
10 - Partition The New Virtual Disk

11 - Select The New Virtual Disk As Extended Disk
11 - Select The New Virtual Disk As Extended Disk

12 - Allocate Disk Space For The Partition
12 - Allocate Disk Space For The Partition

5. Assign disk drive letter and format

13 - Configure Logical Drive
13 - Configure Logical Drive

14 - Select The Type Of Partition
14 - Select The Type Of Partition

15 - Select Partition Size To Use
15 - Select Partition Size To Use

16 - Assign Drive Letter To The Disk
16 - Assign Drive Letter To The Disk

17 - Select Storage File Format and Perform Formatting
17 - Select Storage File Format and Perform Formatting

After completed the steps, I can find the new added virtual disk appear in “My Computer”.


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