LKBEN10595: Howto delete the hiberfil.sys file on your windows computer


You need more drive space and this file consumes a lot of it


This is by design


This file is used for the windows sleep mode on notebooks. It has the size of the fysical memory of a computer. you should not just delete this hiberfil file, it is used by the system. To delete it properly you need to change the hibernation mode in the power options control panel. So you just de-select the 'Enable hibernate support' check box. Now the file fill be deleted by windows automatically.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.