Changing where hiberfil.sys resides.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RealCat, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. RealCat

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    I often use suspension (S3), and seldom use hibernation. I know I need
    hiberfil.sys file in order to use hibernation but this file is only
    required during hibernation, right? Why do I have to keep the 4G file
    (the size of my main memory) all the time? Can't Windows dynamically
    create hiberfil.sys when the computer actually begins hibernation, and
    delete it next boot time?

    If it is not designed that way, can I at least move hiberfil.sys to
    another drive other than C? (Page files can be moved to another drive.)
     
    RealCat, Jul 11, 2008
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  2. The hiberfil.sys file is a Windows system file. It must remain
    on the same drive or partition as the operating system.

    How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730/en-us

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

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    I often use suspension (S3), and seldom use hibernation. I know I need
    hiberfil.sys file in order to use hibernation but this file is only
    required during hibernation, right? Why do I have to keep the 4G file
    (the size of my main memory) all the time? Can't Windows dynamically
    create hiberfil.sys when the computer actually begins hibernation, and
    delete it next boot time?

    If it is not designed that way, can I at least move hiberfil.sys to
    another drive other than C? (Page files can be moved to another drive.)
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jul 11, 2008
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