I have a hiberfil.sys on my pc which alreadt consumes much of disk space?

Please suggest way to remove such file from my PC harddisk

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Turn your hibernation OFF ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I have a hiberfil.sys on ...

However, once you do this, you will NOT be able to place the system in hibernation any more. You will have to shut the system down completely when turning it off.

Right click on an empty space on your Desktop, click on 'Properties' from the dropdown menu, click on the Screensaver [TAB], click on the 'Power' [BUTTON] at the bottom, click the Hibernate [TAB], uncheck the box beside 'Enable hibernation', click 'Apply', click 'OK'.

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You can delete it

by Slayer_ In reply to I have a hiberfil.sys on ...

You can delete it if you need the space, but be aware that the next time you tell your system to hibernate, it will come back.

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Mmm - that's a bad move in my experience ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to You can delete it

Could lead to a registry problem on the next boot.

Better to disable hibernation first.

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Is that done from registry?

by Slayer_ In reply to Mmm - that's a bad move i ...

I was under impression it was an instruction in boot.ini (not that I have ever researched this).

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I'm not aware of any registry method ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Is that done from registr ...

But I have seen systems lock up where the user simply deleted without disabling the hibernation first.

On next boot, the system would check for a file that suddenly wasn't there anymore.

Disabling sometimes removes the file straight away - if not disabling then deleting is the way to go. Seems to depend on the original install Service Pack # (for XP at least - never used Vista).

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see these directions

by edwardspratt In reply to I have a hiberfil.sys on ...

If you do not use hibernation then disable it and restart.

Control panel - power options - hibernate tab - uncheck that box - restart

file is gone.

if you use hibernation... buy a bigger hard drive.

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You are assuming the system can handle a bigger HDD ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to see these directions

If the system has such a small HDD that the hiberfil.sys is encroaching on its usable size, the system itself (and the BIOS) may very well be incapable of coping with a bigger HDD.

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Another thing to consider ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I have a hiberfil.sys on ...

If your hard drive is so small that the Hibernation file is using a percentage of it that is unacceptable, you might also consider reducing the size of your Restore File.

By default, Windows allocates one eighth - 12.5% of your hard drive for Restore Points. You could reduce this down to 6% without too much trouble. The only thing you would lose would be some of the older historical restore points.

Of course, this is assuming you actually have System Restore still turned on.

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