General discussion

Locked

Win 95 swop file

By stuchele ·
IBM laptop with a partitioned drive. C: is fat 16, is fat 32. The user is running out of space on the C drive, what are the optimal settings for a manually configured swop file, and can I place it on the drive?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by NVPaladin In reply to Win 95 swop file

The swap file by default will use the whole (not used portion) hard drive. Go to My Computer Property sheeet...Performance Tab and set a minimum and maximum size. I don't know how much space you have or what you are running, so it may be a bit of trial and error to get the optimum. Hope this helps.
P.S. Why FAT16 and FAT32?

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by stuchele In reply to Win 95 swop file

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by asep_hendriana In reply to Win 95 swop file

Yes, you can put your swap file in your drive:
- Right click My Computer and select Properties.
- Select Performance tab
- Click Virtual Memory button
- Select Let Me Specify ... option, then change the Harddisk option from C: to
- In general, the optimum size of swap file is 2.5 times of RAM's size, so set the Maximum field 2.5 time of your laptop's RAM size.

If you have Norton Utilities 2000, run Optimization Wizard program to automatically set your swap file with best setting.

You could also try Cachemen (www.outertech.com), a postcard-ware utility that will also improve your hard disk performance by tweaking disk cache setting.

To solve the running out of space problem, try also to relocate your windows temporary folder from C: to .
Putting these commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT files will automatically delete temporary files and move the folder to

IF EXIST \TEMP DELTREE /Y \TEMP
MD \TEMP
SET TEMP=D:\TEMP
SET TMP=D:\TEMP

Do not forget to delete C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder to conserve some spaces.

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by stuchele In reply to Win 95 swop file

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by al.j.weysham In reply to Win 95 swop file

As far as I know, there are no "optimal" settings for a manual swap file but you do not have to set the swap file to manual in order to move it to the d: drive. Rt click my computer, choose properties,click the performance tab, click virtual memory, choose "let me specify my own VM settings" and then click the down arrow next to hard drive and select the d: drive for the location. I would leave the min and max settings to their defaults. This will cause the typical "warning" about messin with the swap file and a reboot but when you return the swap will be on the d: drive.. You might want to check out Partition Magic in order to convert c: to FAT32 the cluster size of FAT32 will save you a lot of space in most cases. Also if you happento be running Win98SE, it can convert FAT16 to FAT32.

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by stuchele In reply to Win 95 swop file

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Win 95 swop file

by stuchele In reply to Win 95 swop file

This question was auto closed due to inactivity

Back to Windows Forum
7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums