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The Snapshot Manager

In the snapshot manager (VM > Snapshot > Snapshot Manager), you can review all snapshots for the active virtual machine and act on them directly.

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The snapshot manager: Windows host (left) and Linux host (right)

Selecting a Snapshot

In the snapshot manager, select a snapshot by clicking it.

Double-clicking a snapshot is the same as selecting that snapshot and clicking Go To Snapshot.

Going to a Snapshot

Use the Go To button to restore the virtual machine to the currently selected snapshot.

1. Choose VM > Snapshot > Snapshot Manager

2. Select the desired snapshot.

3. Click Go to.

4. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

Making a Clone from a Snapshot

In the snapshot manager, you can clone a virtual machine from any snapshot taken while the virtual machine is powered off. See Making a Clone from a Snapshot.

Deleting a Snapshot

Use the Delete button to permanently remove a snapshot from Workstation use.

1. Choose VM > Snapshot > Snapshot Manager.

2. Select the desired snapshot.

3. Click Delete.

4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.

Editing Snapshot Name and Description

You can edit the name and description of a snapshot by typing in the appropriate field.

1. Choose VM > Snapshot > Snapshot Manager.

2. Select the desired snapshot.

3. Click within the Name or Description field to change that field.

Type your changes. When your cursor leaves the field, Workstation verifies your entry for length, duplicate names, and invalid characters.

Note: Pressing Esc accepts any edit in progress and closes the snapshot manager without confirmation.

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