Saving Speccy snapshots

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.

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 or to plain text. You can also print it.

You can also publish a Speccy profile to the Web.

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

  1. In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
  2. In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  3. Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot dialog box. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.

The last part of each URL is randomized, so only people you provide with the URL will be able to find your profile.

Notes: 

  • Each time you start Speccy, it will generate a new randomized URL. This is useful if you want to track your computer's information over time.
  • The saved or published profile will use the same language and temperature settings (Imperial or Metric) as your Speccy installation.
  • When you first run Speccy, the program goes through an analysis phase that can take up to a minute under normal circumstances. During this time, you will not be able to save a snapshot and the menu option will be unavailable.

Please see this topic for information on loading Speccy snapshots.

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