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How to shrink a Windows VM in XenServer

You can always grow the storage volume for a running Windows VM in XenCenter, but also there is a way to shrink it. Here is how to do it:

Using a raw disk as a VirtualBox drive

VirtualBox was capable of using physical disks for virtual machines. For more information check out this section on creating raw disks in the VirtualBox manual

VirtualBox: access Windows-host shared folders from Ubuntu-guest

This is the scenario that you run Windows as your host operating system and Ubuntu in a VirtualBox, and that you want to access a specific Windows folder from Ubuntu.