AutoProtect is a security feature built into VMware Fusion that automatically creates snapshots of the virtual machine on a timed basis. We strongly recommend that you enable this feature, as snapshots are backups that you can be used to restore your virtual machine if you begin to encounter technical problems.
Click on the VMware Fusion icon in the dock.
If the VMware Fusion icon is not in the dock, click on the Finder icon in the dock.
Then, click Applications in the left sidebar.
Finally, double-click the VMware Fusion icon in the right window.
After VMware Fusion has started, click on the name of the virtual machine you wish to enable AutoProtect for.
Then, click on Settings near the bottom of the VMware Fusion screen.
Click the AutoProtect icon near the middle of the bottom of window.
Make sure the checkbox in front of Enable AutoProtect is checked.
Then, in the Take a new AutoProtect snapshot every drop-down menu, select Day.
Finally, in the Keep up to field, enter 7. This will create a backup once per week. Adjust this field if you wish to have backups created more frequently.
Congratulations! You have succesfully enabled autoprotect. If you have an questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk at email@example.com or 229-245-HELP (4357). Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.