In VMWare the hard disks took 13.6 GB,

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But with df, only 5.8 GB is occupied

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I don't quite get it. This Virtual Machine has no snapshots, and I already clicked on refresh button in VMWare Fusion

Is there anyway to reclaim the disk space in Ubuntu (ext4) ?

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    Generally with dynamically allocated virtual disks, they only consume the amount of space actually used. The exception is when data is deleted, you don't get that space back. – jordanm May 9 '16 at 2:49

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