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Compact WSL partition and reclaim storage space

Start PowerShell

wsl --shutdown

Find where your WSL vhdx file is located. Usually under:


Start diskpart (from PowerShell or CMD): diskpart.exe


select vdisk file="C:\Users\Jan van den Berg\AppData\Local\Packages\TheDebianProject.DebianGNULinux_76v4gfsz19hv4\LocalState\ext4.vhdx"

and next:

compact vdisk

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