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Remove Hiberfile to regain Space
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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/26/2005
 
As default Windows creates a file (c:\hiberfil.sys) to save the complete memory if you hibernate.

Remove Hiberfile to regain Space

As default Windows creates a file (c:\hiberfil.sys) to save the complete memory if you hibernate. It is the same size as your memory eg. if you have 2GB Ram, windows will create a 2GB file!. If you don't use hibernate (and who does?) you can remove the file by doing the following:

1. Go to Settings / Control Panel / Power Options

2. Click Hibernate and uncheck 'Enable Hibernation'

3. Click Apply and you have gained some Hard Disk Space