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Sat Jan 8, 2022, 11:33 PM

Even if you never use Windows hibernate mode you may be using several GB of HD to store hiberfil.sys

None of my desktops uses hibernate -- they are crunching numbers in the background 24/7. You may not need it even for laptops. Here's a link explaining the difference between hibernate and sleep, and how to free up that disk space:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-hiberfil-sys-windows-10/

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Reply Even if you never use Windows hibernate mode you may be using several GB of HD to store hiberfil.sys (Original post)
eppur_se_muova Jan 2022 OP
at140 Jan 2022 #1
Earth-shine Jan 2022 #2

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Sun Jan 9, 2022, 12:07 AM

1. did the "powercfg -h off" thing!

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Sun Jan 9, 2022, 01:24 AM

2. If one has a lot of RAM, it can take a while to go in and out of hibernation.

I disable hib on most of my installations.

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