Monday, 8 December 2014

Windows 8 hiberfil.sys large file size removal

I only have a 60GB SSD hard drive running windows 8. I am trying to save disk space and noticed this large file:

I guessed it was to do with hibernating, and is roughly 75% the size of my RAM, which is 8GB, So it is taking up 10% of my hard drive. I found this very helpful article describing this file and it's function which is well worth the short read.

Basically, it has the added benifit of helping Windows boot faster. But I will forfiet that advantage as I only switch my PC on once a day.

Here's how to disable it:

powercfg /h off

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