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Windows 7: VirtualBox Shrink and Clone helper

29 May 2010   #1

windows 7 and xp dual boot
VirtualBox Shrink and Clone helper

hi everyone, this is my first post. here is a little app i made for myself to ease the cloning and shrinking process of virtualbox just thought it would be useful for someone out there. if i have violated any rules please delete the post.

one should know that he/she must clean defrag and delete free space within virtualbox before shrinking of .vdi files can be done. tested on 32 bit XP and windows 7

VirtualBox Shrink and Clone helper v2.exe
MD5: 413d06307659fe6998844fa4f78264f3
SHA1: 7860402b075c1698a2595b9a9c3a37ec8975cc16

and.. yes you can let me know what you think about it

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30 May 2010   #2

windows 7 and xp dual boot

i guess no one finds it useful...
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30 May 2010   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi, may I ask - why did you develop this app? It's neat little app for sure, but I don't see why I would need it in the future... Good app though (I'm keeping it just in case...) :)

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30 May 2010   #4

windows 7 and xp dual boot

well i usually clone my virtualbox vdi so that i don't have to reinstall windows. i create a new virtual machine and use the cloned vdi. now to do this i always have to edit a pre-made batch file, to change the destination vdi and the source vdi. also when i configure the machines i usually shrink them and its back to editing another batch file made specifically for cloning, so i got fed up and made this.
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