Excessive .vmsn snapshot files - How to remove?

Hi,

I have one particular virtual machine with over 200 .vmsn files.  Screenshot attached.  I'm wondering what is the safest way to remove all these snapshot files? There is no snapshots in the manager to attempt to consolidate and the VM is not running off a snapshot.  I am wondering if taking a snapshot then consolidating is the answer...

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If there are no Snapshots present, see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

you can just delete the files, but to be on the safe side, I would create a folder, and move the files, just in case of any issues.

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Brett DanneyIT ArchitectCommented:
Another way you could solve this is to shut the machine down and then using the VMware converter make a copy of the VM to a new datastore. Once this is complete you will not have all the snapshot files and if the converted machine is working you can delete the source machine.
ts11Author Commented:
moved them off.  thanks!
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