Defrag Pagefile

April 21, 2011 at 15:48:03
Specs: Windows XP
The best way to defrag your pagefile is to actually go into safe mode, open a window (ex. double click on your computer icon on your desktop) and on top of your windows explorer, go to tools --> folder options --> Go to View --> and check to Show hidden files and folders --> Uncheck Hide System Files and Folders.
Now you can turn off pagefile, Right click on your computer icon on your desktop and choose properties. Click on the Advanced Tab. --> Performance section, click on the settings button. then choose the Advanced tab. Down at the bottom is where you can shut off the pagefile. Once you turned it off, go to your C:/ Drive and delete the pagefile.sys file. restart your computer and turn the pagefile back on.

This is the only way to actually defrag your pagefile.

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April 21, 2011 at 16:07:49
This is not correct information.

All you did was delete and recreate the pagefile.

You didn't even defrag the drive inbetween these steps which is the MAJOR piece you missed along with making sure you have enough contiguous free space to recreate the pagefile again properly in the first place.

98% of computer users need to set their pagefile at system managed and leave it at that.

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April 22, 2011 at 17:38:45
There is a free program which can do this simply - Page Defrag:

Please come back and let us know the outcome.

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