Hyper-V doesn't delete checkpoint files


  1. Posts : 138
    Windows 10
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    Hyper-V doesn't delete checkpoint files


    Is it normal for Hyper-V to not delete the original checkpoint files when the reference/restore point is deleted in the Hyper-V manager?

    I am just getting my feet wet in the Hyper-V realm and noticed that the AVHDX files take space on my PC even after deleting the checkpoint -- until I manually remove them. Seems rather counterintuitive. Also, can anyone tell me what exactly are VMRS and VMXC files used for? I see them in my Virtual Machines folder.

    Thnx

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  2. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
       #2

    KabyBlue said:
    Is it normal for Hyper-V to not delete the original checkpoint files when the reference/restore point is deleted in the Hyper-V manager?

    I am just getting my feet wet in the Hyper-V realm and noticed that the AVHDX files take space on my PC even after deleting the checkpoint -- until I manually remove them. Seems rather counterintuitive. Also, can anyone tell me what exactly are VMRS and VMXC files used for? I see them in my Virtual Machines folder.

    Thnx

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    It certainly does delete them if you use PowerShell with administrator privileges. I've had issues with Hyper-V Manager myself, but didn't find out the reasons.

    more discussion about checkpoints are here: Create and Use Hyper-V Checkpoints in Windows 10 Virtualization Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 138
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    GalaxyGe said:
    It certainly does delete them if you use PowerShell with administrator privileges. I've had issues with Hyper-V Manager myself, but didn't find out the reasons.

    more discussion about checkpoints are here: Create and Use Hyper-V Checkpoints in Windows 10 Virtualization Tutorials
    Useful info. Thanks!
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