At times, you run low on storage resources because of which you might feel the need of deleting your virtual machine along with all the data residing on it. For doing so, you need to follow some very simple steps that will help you out in wiping off all the data along with the deletion of the virtual machine. In this guide, we will discuss the method of deleting all the data while deleting a Linux Mint 20 virtual machine from the virtual box.
Method of Deleting all the Data while Deleting a Linux Mint 20 Virtual Machine:
For deleting all the data while deleting a Linux Mint 20 virtual machine from your virtual box, you have to perform the following steps:
Step # 1: Launch Virtual Box and Select the Virtual Machine to be removed:
First, you need to launch your virtual box and right-click on your Linux Mint 20 virtual machine as highlighted in the image shown below:
Step # 2: Select the Option of Removing the Chosen Virtual Machine:
A menu will be launched on your screen from which you need to click on the “Remove” option as highlighted in the following image:
Step # 3: Select the Option of Wiping off all the Data Residing on the Selected Virtual Machine:
Now, a dialogue box will appear on your screen. For wiping off all the data residing on your selected virtual machine, you need to select the “Delete all files” option as shown below:
Step # 4: Confirm if the Selected Virtual Machine has been removed successfully or not:
In this way, all the data residing on your Linux Mint 20 virtual machine will be wiped off along with its removal from your hard disk. You can confirm this by taking a look at your virtual box and you will not be able to see your Linux Mint 20 virtual machine over there as shown in the following image:
This guide provided an explanation of the method of wiping off all the data while deleting a Linux Mint 20 virtual machine from the virtual box. After doing this, you might use this freed-up storage space for installing any other important application or even installing the Linux Mint 20 virtual machine again without any previously saved data.