VMWare Workstation : Instructions to ensure snapshots can be saved in a different drive that the VM.

  1. Stop the VM
  2. Edit the VMX file
    • add the following lines to the bottom of the vmx file

      workingDir = “SNAPSHOT_PATH”
      sched.swap.dir = “VMX_PATH”
  3. Save the file and start the VM by clicking through the vmx file (to ensure new settings are loaded)
  4. Test by taking a snapshot


The swap_dir ensures swap files are maintained in the current working directory of the VM.