How have you dealt with hiberfil.sys?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Cruise, May 31, 2012.

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  1. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

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    Since SSDs are still relatively small in size compared to HDDs and hiberfil.sys takes up quite a bit of real estate, how have you guys with an SSD or a small HDD system partition dealt with it? - disable hibernation, move hiberfil.sys to another drive, or just leave it as is?

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  2. treehouse786

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    disabled and deleted
     
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    Same as this..
     
  4. allizomeniz

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    Also disabled and deleted. I don't really see much value in hibernation. Sleep, yeah, I use that a lot. But I'd just shut down before using hibernation.
     
  5. lurker20

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    Technet says it cannot be moved.

    edit: thanks treehouse
     
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    I think lurker20 means that it cant be moved. It can however ofcourse be deleted

    edit- no problem lol :thumb:
     
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  7. Cruise

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    I agree with allizomeniz so since hiberfil.sys can't be moved to another drive, I'll disable it. Thanks to all for your feedback.
     
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    On a desktop just disable it and delete the file if it still exists, Hibernation has never worked right for me on a desktop anyway. On a laptop, I would buy an SSD large enough to account for it.
     
  9. elapsed

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    Open up an elevated command prompt and type:

    This will disable hibernation and delete the file.

    I do this on both laptops and desktops. I've always found standby to be perfectly fine for laptops instead of hybernate.
     
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    Thanks CR, but that deals with the pagefile, not hiberfil. Since the pagefile can easily be moved to another drive/partition, that's not a big issue for me. But as the very large hiberfil.sys can not be moved I just deleted it using elapsed's method (above).

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  12. CloneRanger

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    Hi, yes my bad :( Don't have my full thinking head on today it seems :D
     
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