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Windows 7: <hiberfil.sys> Location » Relocation?

28 May 2015   #1
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
<hiberfil.sys> Location » Relocation?

Is there a way to change the location of <hiberfil.sys>?

My {Disk 0} is partitioned into a C-drive (my boot partition), a D-drive and an E-drive. My C-drive is running tight on space; so, I've recently turned off hibernate capability [powercfg -h off] in order to save space. I'd like to turn it back on, but without impacting the available space in my boot partition.

Can <hiberfil.sys> be moved to either of the remaining partitions (D or E)?

Many thanks in advance for any answers, suggestions, etc.

All the best,
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--Thri
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28 May 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I doubt 4gb is really going to make a difference in space,
I also doubt it's a good idea to move the folder in question from the C drive,
But please post a disk management screen shot,
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28 May 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The hiberfil.sys file cannot be moved.

The hiberfil.sys file must be accessed very early in the boot process. At this time the file system is in a very primitive state and has no ability to access any but the Windows partition.
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28 May 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Leave <hiberfil.sys> exactly where Windows 7 has it. Turn it on and off as you please.

Doing this as ThrashZone has recommended is a great idea.


Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

C, D, E are partition not drives.
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29 May 2015   #5
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I doubt 4gb is really going to make a difference in space,
I also doubt it's a good idea to move the folder in question from the C drive,
But please post a disk management screen shot,
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Okay… here it is (click to enlarge) . . .



Not sure how seeing this could be helpful . . . but I guess it can't hurt.

Anyway, thanks . . .
—Thri
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29 May 2015   #6
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
The hiberfil.sys file cannot be moved.

The hiberfil.sys file must be accessed very early in the boot process. At this time the file system is in a very primitive state and has no ability to access any but the Windows partition.
A most excellent reply: informative, yet concise. Many thanks.

All the best,
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—Thri
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29 May 2015   #7
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
C, D, E are partition[s;] not drives.
Right-O … instead of saying, C-drive, D-drive and E-drive … I should have said, "C-drive" , "D-drive" and "E-drive" !
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29 May 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thricipio View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I doubt 4gb is really going to make a difference in space,
I also doubt it's a good idea to move the folder in question from the C drive,
But please post a disk management screen shot,
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Okay… here it is (click to enlarge) . . .



Not sure how seeing this could be helpful . . . but I guess it can't hurt.

Anyway, thanks . . .
—Thri
Hi,
You state your running out of space on C
You have plenty on D and E
Use Partition wizard free to move and take space from D.

Have you ever ran disk cleanup extended ?
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29 May 2015   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This illustrates one of the biggest problems with multiple partitions. No matter how careful you are in choosing the sizes very often one of them will prove too small while others have space to spare. Even experts have this problem. Organization is best done with folders, not partitions.

I like to have 2 partitions, one for the OS and applications and one for data. This allows reinstallation of the OS without touching your data. But I would find it difficult to justify more than 2 partitions unless dual booting with multiple operating systems.
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29 May 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep
75gb for an os partition is way too small,
I'd say 100gb and a another 50gb as set to unallocated as a empty partition to the right of it then the rest of additional space partitions if that's what your forced to do because you don't have another internal drive to work with or a external hdd to use for other personal goodies.

In the later case a external enclosure/ hdd is your best option. with a 250gb hdd which are pretty dang cheap right now.
Hell so are ssd's even good ones are on sell for 99.00us
I just bought a Samsung 850 EVO 500gb ssd for 190.00us from Samsung.
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