I wonder, why AWS snapshot is not removed after deregistering AWS AMI?

If I create a new AWS AMIs today and deregister all old AMIs, and do a search in snapshots for started less than today, and deleted them manually, what will impact on running EC2, and AMI created today?

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    You can still create a server from the snapshot even after the AMI is gone. Why would AWS delete your backups? You can delete snapshots manually any time you like. – Tim Jan 16 '18 at 8:27
  • I thought after deleting AWS AMI ( de registering AWS AMI) , associated snapshot will be deleted automatically. – Ramratan Gupta Jan 16 '18 at 8:30
  • For me the snapshot wanishes in less than an hour after deregistering the AMI. – Putnik Jan 16 '18 at 15:54

When you deregister an AMI image, the associated EBS snapshots are not deleted.

You must delete the EBS snapshots after the AMI is deregistered.

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So my Ex colleague given below answer

Manually delete all the snapshot, the UI will tell u if the snapshot is used by an AMI

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  • This is a bad technique and should not be the accepted answer. – Walking Wiki Feb 6 at 1:54

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