Hibernation - The hiberfil.sys

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Hibernation - hiberfile.sys

You have found a file called hiberfil.sys at the following location C:\hiberfil.sys?

This is a temporary file created by Windows to store the state of his memory before your system hibernates.

You will also notice that the hiberfil.sys occupies a lot of disk space. To get rid of this file, simply disable the hibernation feature:
  • Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate.

You can also disable hibernation via the command prompt:
  • Click on Start > Run.
  • Type "cmd" and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER (to open an elevated command prompt).
  • Type the below command:
    powercfg -h off
Published by deri58. Latest update on December 8, 2014 at 07:18 AM by jak58.
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