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... to free up a few (literally a few) GB on Windows 7...

Found it when I used TreeSize Free and seen that Windows had allocated 4GB to pagefile.sys & 3GB hiberfil.sys. Since hiberfil.sys is used for Windows Hibernation - something I never use (I only use sleep or just shut down) its fine to disable and remove this file. Follow this tutorial. Its advised not to touch pagefile.sys (something to do with your ram)

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Its not much but thought i'd give it a shout out, don't want Windows sitting there doing nothing on space you've paid money for!

edit: fixed link
Edited by pale - 1/24/11 at 1:57pm
    
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Actually you can disable pagefile unless you are in danger of running out of ram. Pagefile is used once your ram is all used up but that shouldn't happen if you have 4GB+ thumb.gif
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post #3 of 21
unless you're running server based applications or VMware.

You can move this to a storage drive without any issues.

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EDIT - By making windows move it, not by moving it yourself. There are a few guides up on the web so check those out
Edited by compuman145 - 1/23/11 at 9:52am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145;12112321 

You can move this to a storage drive without any issues.

Can both be moved whilst being kept enabled? This would be much better if so

edit: also, if my above question isn't possible... is it definitely safe to remove pagefile.sys? I mean, the most I do is game/browse/photoshop... I would enjoy the extra SSD space!
    
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post #5 of 21
another nice program is space sniffer

http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/index.html

Don't delete page file some old poorly coded apps use it and won't run without it.

I would shrink it however if you have enough ram. just give it a little no more than a gig.
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how do you get rid of hiberfil.sys ?

its taking up 4.49gb
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shalomyo;12113890 
how do you get rid of hiberfil.sys ?

its taking up 4.49gb

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/819-hibernate-enable-disable.html
Edited by pale - 1/24/11 at 1:58pm
    
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it just goes to the main forum anyways i found out all u do is go to cmd and type this

powercfg –h off
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Start Command prompt as Admin, then enter
powercfg /hibernate off
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