How To Remove Hiberfil.sys And Free Up Some Space

Trying to spot where all your hard disk space has gone? Tracked it down to a hidden file called hiberfil.sys and wonder what it is?

Do you use System Hibernate ever? No? Good, here’s how to disable it and claim back some space.

Open a command prompt as an administrator and paste in the following command:

powercfg -h off

That’s it! You’ll notice the hiberfil.sys file has now gone too!

Got Windows XP? Then it’s just as easy, simply go to Control Panel –> Power Options, and then find the Hibernate tab and untick the Enable Hibernation pidget and click Ok.


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