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Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« on: 2016-12-26 11:42:08 »
Yeah, I don't use it - and I disabled it.  But, still, a huge file remained on Drive C.  I didn't know about it until I decided to look at hidden system files.

So, if you want to save some GB of space...

powercfg -h off

Use that inside the command window (cmd). 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-i-delete-it/

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #1 on: 2016-12-29 22:41:36 »
Yup. Handy for small ssd's

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #2 on: 2016-12-29 23:09:15 »
Yup, this file can be quite large, since it's basically a snapshot of your RAM.

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #3 on: 2016-12-30 06:45:35 »
Weird that choosing not to have hibernate still left this file on my comp - and I never even used hibernate once.  New install. 

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #4 on: 2016-12-30 11:32:59 »
Weird that choosing not to have hibernate still left this file on my comp - and I never even used hibernate once.  New install. 

for this and the page file windows will ignore the gui settings, Unless done from safe mode.

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #5 on: 2016-12-31 04:25:22 »
It's done as sort of a "in case" situation. The disk has the file allocated and is blank I think until the first time hibernate is used. Since Windows 10 boots up way faster than 7 did I don't hibernate any more.

You can get rid of the pagefile.sys file(s) too. That's easier, but not recommended.

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #6 on: 2016-12-31 07:23:26 »
Yeah, you definitely need the page file. Even if you have infinite Ram, some programs require it, and Windows expects it.

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Re: Hibernate mode - Huge file discovered.
« Reply #7 on: 2017-04-07 16:31:35 »
Does something like work in Kubuntu? I've got this one, still going very slow and looking for ways of improvement