The suspend and resume feature is useful to save the current state of a virtual machine and continue work later from the same state, even if you quit VMware Fusion in the interim.

VMware Fusion does not support suspending and resuming in Boot Camp virtual machines. Suspending and resuming rely on being able to save a known state that will not change. You can boot natively into Windows in the Boot Camp partition. When you do so, the known state is lost and data loss occurs.


Take one of the following actions.

Select Virtual Machine > Suspend to suspend your virtual machine.

You can also set a VMware Fusion preference to suspend the virtual machine when you close the virtual machine window.

Select Virtual Machine > Resume to resume your virtual machine.


(Optional) Take a snapshot to preserve a particular state of the virtual machine so you can return to that state repeatedly.