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Just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and noticed 10gb missing. Did a treesize scan and found that two files were taking up 10gb of space! What do these files do? Are they safe to delete? How can I navigate to them?

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post #2 of 12
You can disable hibernate in control panel. And if the page file others you send it to another drive.
post #3 of 12
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bump? Still can't do anything about that 10gb.


6.1gb pagefile.sys
4.6gb hiberfil.sys
Edited by charlesC8188 - 3/11/11 at 6:07am
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bump? Still can't do anything about that 10gb.


6.1gb pagefile.sys
4.6gb hiberfil.sys
But you completely ignored the answer you were already given! Just what do you want to "do"?
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bump? Still can't do anything about that 10gb.


6.1gb pagefile.sys
4.6gb hiberfil.sys
Do you ever hibernate your PC? If not, then you could just disable hibernation to get rid of hiberfile.sys.

How much RAM do you have? I'm guessing around 4GB? If so, I don't really recommend getting rid of the page file. Perhaps you can just set it to a smaller size. I think you need to go to System Properties >> Advanced System Settings in order to change the size of the pagefile.
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No i never hibernate my pc, and I did turn it off, and it still shows. As for the pagefile, i'll see if i can adjust it. Thanks for the reply's
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No i never hibernate my pc, and I did turn it off, and it still shows. As for the pagefile, i'll see if i can adjust it. Thanks for the reply's
You can, either adjust it or move it,

System -> Advanced system settings -> Performance -> Settings -> Advanced -> Virtual Memory tab
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You can, either adjust it or move it,

System -> Advanced system settings -> Performance -> Settings -> Advanced -> Virtual Memory tab
To remove the hibernate file entirely you need to open terminal as administrator and run
Code:
powercfg.exe /hibernate off
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730
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To remove the hibernate file entirely you need to open terminal as administrator and run
Code:
powercfg.exe /hibernate off
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730
I was talking about the pagefile
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I was talking about the pagefile
Oh right...

I had no reason to quote you there. My bad
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