Windows 7 hiberfil.sys file assistance

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
June 25, 2010 at 06:00:56
Specs: windows 7, 2 gig
My hiberfil.sys file is 2,55,368 kb. How can I
delete it or modify it . Also pagefile.sys is
3407160 kb. How do i modify or delete that
and is it necessary

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June 25, 2010 at 06:12:00
you can delete the hyberfil. its just the file windows uses to to go into can modify pagefile in control panel/system/advanced/performance/advanced/pagefile

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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June 25, 2010 at 06:12:49
hiberfil.sys is only necessary if you the hibernate feature. It must be slightly larger than physical RAM. If hibernation is disabled it will be deleted.
pagefile.sys may or may not be necessary in your situation. It all depends on how heavy the system is used. It is used exclusively by the system. Without getting into technical details it extends the commit limit. If this is exceeded, even momentarily, during high usage there will be either an application or system failure. The pagefile also tends to improve overall system performance by offloading rarely used data, leaving more RAM for more important uses.

Unless disk space is at a premium you should leave pagefile.sys alone. If this space is significant you really need a bigger hard drive.

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June 25, 2010 at 08:33:05
Type in @ a command prompt with admin rights

powercfg /hibernate off

or if you are comfortable with registry, go to


On the right pane double-click HiberFileSizePercent and HibernateEnabled and give them a value of 0. Note the default values in case you want to re-enable hibernation.

As for Pagefile, I do not recommend disabling it because your RAM amount is not sufficient. I have 8 GB RAM and my pagefile is already disabled.



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July 2, 2010 at 22:16:04
They can be cleaned up in "Disk Cleanup" Make sure you have
it show system files too.

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