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Vmware ESXi snapshot and hard drive size

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I am using VMware ESXi 4, I created a new VM and did a couple snapshots, I want to know where is the store location of this snapshots and the initial size of hard drive for this VM is 10GB, I did not set the max disk size; does it mean the harddrive size will be extended dynamically, I want to increase the size on this VM.
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The snapshots are in the same folder as the VM on the datastore. If you browse the datastore and go into that folder you will see a snapshot file. Never manually delete this file, only do so with the snapshot manager. When you do this it will hang up the system so be aware of that.
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how can I browse the data store folder in vSphere client?
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Also you can add disk space in the form of extents or additional disks, however you will need to extend the usable partition with either Partition Magic or the like (FS-Extend is the free Microsoft tool they don't tell anyone about) to allow the OS to use the space.  If you don't need your disk to be extended then just adding the additonal disk may be enough for you.

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