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Taking and Reverting to a Snapshot
VMware Workstation lets you take snapshots of a virtual machine at any time. A snapshot preserves the state of all virtual machine disks and the virtual machine's power state: powered on, powered off, or suspended.
You can take a new snapshot or revert to any previous snapshot at any time. When you revert to a snapshot, you discard all changes made to the virtual machine since the most recent snapshot. Multiple snapshots allow you to preserve different states of the same virtual machine.
Use the buttons Take Snapshot of the Virtual Machine and Revert Virtual Machine to its Parent Snapshot on the Workstation toolbar to take a snapshot and revert to it later. For more information, including examples of ways you can use snapshots, see Using Snapshots.