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Saving Speccy snapshots

In Speccy, a 'snapshot' is a set of information about your computer system taken at one point in time. Much like a photograph, you can take a snapshot of your PC in Speccy and save it, then review it at a later time - even on another PC running Speccy.

You may want to create a baseline snapshot if you plan to upgrade or modify your PC. Or, if you are administering a group of PCs, you can create snapshots for IT or security purposes.

You can also publish a Speccy profile to the Web.

To save a Speccy snapshot

  1. In Speccy, click File and then click Save Snapshot.
  2. Specify a file name and location in the Save As dialog box, and then click Save.

Snapshot files use the .speccy extension. By default, the filename will be the name of the computer you're using. You can only open .speccy files in Speccy, but you can export the information to XML, plain text, or to the Web. You can also print it.

Note: When you first run Speccy, the program goes through an analysis phase that can take up to a minute. During this time, you will not be able to save a snapshot and the menu option will be unavailable.

Please see the next topic for information on loading Speccy snapshots.