Manually deleting a guest file restore session

By default, an attached Guest File Restore VMDK is available for 24 hours and then it is automatically detached. You can choose in the wizard to have the session automatically deleted when the guest file restore operation completes, or you can manually delete the Guest File Restore session at any time.

About this task

You might want to manually delete a guest file restore session after you have extended the session time and you have completed all your restore operations and you do not want to wait until the session is deleted automatically.


  1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere,, click Guest File Restore.
  2. Select a guest file restore session and then click in the Guest Session Monitor title bar.