how to open the files on hiberfil.sys

January 28, 2012 at 09:51:48
Specs: Windows 7
I powered on my sys from hibernation mode and resumed the work I was doing (I was typing on my webpage without connecting online), unfortunately I resumed the hiber mode and accidentally deleted the work. The only record of that work now is solely on the hiber.sys file. The work is a page of about 1300 words that will take me too long to rewrite

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January 28, 2012 at 10:50:05
To all intents and purposes the answer is "you can't". Although if you are really interested you might like to look at the Sandman Project: .

Look at it this way, you are no worse off than if the power had failed. If something is important and difficult to recreate you really should save regular copies of it. So, at least you have learnt a good lesson. And if it's not worth the effort to recreate it then it's not really that important.

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January 28, 2012 at 10:50:05
Your post is somewhat confusing so I am unsure of the present situation. If the hiberfil.sys contains the only copy of the data restoring it would be very difficult. This file contains a copy of the entire memory contents when the computer went into hibernation. Your data will be scattered throughout the file and will be stored according to the editors internal format which is hardly likely to be documented. Since the file is locked while Windows is running it can only be accessed from outside Windows.

I expect that recreating a 1300 word file would be much simpler than extracting it from hiberfil.sys.

When editing a document you should save your work frequently and maintain a backup of all data files. Not doing this is asking for trouble.

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