A quick reminder of what the files that make up a virtual machine and what they do.
|*.vmx||Virtual Machine Configuration File|
|vmname.vmdk||The disk descriptor file containing all the Virtual Hard disks settings|
|vmname-flat.vmdk||The actual virtual hard disk containing the data|
|*.log||VM Log Files, there maybe additional log file with vmname-(Number) that contain old versions of the logs|
|*.vswp||Virtual Machine Swap File – This file is created when the virtual machine boots and is used to swap memory if access to physical memory isn’t possible|
|*.vmsd||Snapshot descriptor file – This file contains the meta data regarding any snapshots that exist for the virtual machine|
|*.vmsn||Stores the state of a virtual machine when a snapshot is taken, if you chose to include the memory state of the VM in your snapshots this file will be slightly larger than the RAM assigned to the VM. One of these files is created for every snapshot|