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can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

  1. #1


    geo_bad Guest

    can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    I don't need the hibernate feature and it take too much space on my hdd. What
    should I do?

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  2. #2


    Robert Firth Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    You should run disk cleanup and check the box by "clean hibernation file".
    That should delete the hibernation file for you. Don't ask me how to get it
    back though.

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  3. #3


    RJK Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    To "get it back" you would simply switch on XP's "hibernation" feature, this
    would cause hiberfil.sys to be recreated !

    regards, Richard

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  4. #4


    Darrell Gorter[MSFT] Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Hello Richard,
    It may not be as easy as you imply Richard,
    The GUI option isn't present.
    To re-enable open an elevated CMD prompt.
    Run powercfg -h to enable hibernation again.

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  5. #5


    RJK Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Ahah ! ...I forgot that I was only "reading" here in this "Vista" NG ...I
    forgot where I was !

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  6. #6


    Rex Geissinger Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Oop! actually Darrel it is, Its just hard to find and buried. Its under
    power options > Edit plan settings > Choose your power Profile. There are 2
    drop down box's "turn off monitor" and "Put the Computer to Sleep" . Below
    them is a hyperlink, "Change advanced power settings" click on that, a
    window will open. scroll down to "sleep" expand the "Sleep" branch and you
    will have 3 options

    "Sleep after"
    "Hybrid Sleep"
    and "Hybernate after"

    Set Hybernate after to 0 for never and the hyberfile.sys can be deleted.

    Now going back to the "Put the Computer to Sleep" option, if this is set to
    NEVER You can still set The "Hybernate After" to any value of minutes for
    hybernate without sleep or vice versa through the Advanced settings Dialog
    for your chosen power profile.

    Hope that helps clear things up as microsoft has combined the Sleep and
    Hybernate into a single function, but you can still set them seperatley if
    you prefer.

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  7. #7


    skon Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Now that's intersting and usefull! Thanks for posting that. I'd been looking
    for that exact feature for about 1/2 hour then decided to read my eMail and
    some of the newsgroup. And there it was! Thanks!!!

    Regards,
    Skon

    I love it when a plan comes together!

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  8. #8


    Barry Watzman Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Someone should really tell the Vista Programmers that Hibernate is
    spelled with an "i" and not a "y" {e.g. "Hybernate" is an incorrect
    spelling)

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  9. #9


    Darrell Gorter[MSFT] Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Hello Barry,
    It's spelled correctly in the version I have running.

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  10. #10


    Darrell Gorter[MSFT] Guest

    Re: can I delete the hiberfil.sys?

    Hello Rex,
    Run cleanmgr and choose to remove the hibernation file.
    Then go back to Control Panel and see if the option still exists.
    The option was gone from mine after I removed the hibernation file.

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