How to Resize User Profile Disks – The easy way

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To enlarge the drive is very simple if you have Hyper-V installed. If you are running the VM on a virtual environment, it is not possible to have Hyper-V role installed.

To overcome this issue, you can simply add the Hyper-V role on Windows 8/8.1/10 workstations.

The Steps are as follows;

  1. The affected user have to be logged off so the .vhdx file is not mounted
  2. Locate the UPD share and translate the user’s SID to username so you’ll get the correct file Sidder Tool
  3. Take a backup (copy) of the file just in case…
  4. Resize the disk (either within Hyper-V Manager or with PowerShell / on the workstation)
  5. Mount the file and extend the disk within Disk Manager

The UPD can be easily resized using the PowerShell (This will enlarge to drive to 300GB)

PS C:> Resize-VHD –Path c:path-to-vhd-fileyour-VHD-file.vhd –SizeBytes 300GB

Then, simply attach the disk and extend as necessary