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Windows 7: How to delete hiberfil.sys from a non-system drive?


27 Jan 2012   #1

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How to delete hiberfil.sys from a non-system drive?

I have two drives, C and D. D used to be an OS drive in another computer, and I just use it now as a 2nd drive to store some extra stuff. So yes, the Prog Files folder is there, the Windows folder is there....

Anyway, is it possible to somehow delete hiberfil.sys off of the D drive? That is, without physically removing the drive, and using it in an enclosure.

Thanks!

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27 Jan 2012   #2
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Hello Jason, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you just wanted to use the D: drive for data and didn't care about losing the OS on it, then you could move any files that you still want to keep from D to C temporarily, format D, copy back the data to D, and be good to go with a lot more free space as well.

Otherwise, you could use the free program Unlocker to delete the hidden protected OS D:\hiberfil.sys file if you were not able to just delete it normally.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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