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Fix Broken Checkpoints

Summary:

How to delete Hyper-V checkpoints that cannot be deleted.

Problem: 

Checkpoint cannot be removed from the Hyper-V Manager.

Symptoms:

  • Hyper-V Manager shows a checkpoint.  No option to remove checkpoint.
  • VM disk directory has VHDX and AVHD files:



Solution:

1. Use PowerShell to view existing snapshot:
PS C:\Users Get-VMSnapshot -VMName tfs.stevenjordan.net

VMName  Name    SnapshotType CreationTime           
------  ----    ------------ ------------          
tfs     tfs     (2/13/2018 - 2:52:36 PM) Standard
2. Remove VM-Snapshot.
PS C:\User Get-VMSnapshot -VMName tfs | Remove-VMSnapshot 3. Confirm Snapshot has been removed.

PS C:\Users Get-VMSnapshot -VMName tfs
PS C:\Users
That's It!