Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: hiberfli.sys won't delete and can't see in files

27 May 2012   #1
cbrundage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
hiberfli.sys won't delete and can't see in files

In XP my files used 48G - when I went to Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium it went to 98!! I downloaded a disc space analyzer and it showed hiberfli.sys taking up a lot of room. I had originally set it not to sleep. I don't see any place to turn off Hibernate (I see others have found that not available either). I tried the run as administrator and then typing in the line that was supposed to delete it several times, rebooted, etc., but it is still there. If I do a search or look in Windows, I can't find it even though I have View set to see all files. I thought the software wasn't updating but my C drive is still taking up the same amount of space. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 May 2012   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Follow this tutorial to disable hibernate and the file will disappear.

Hibernate - Enable or Disable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

powercfg - h off is the command.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 May 2012   #4
cbrundage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I thank you so much but I tried option 1 several times before posting. I tried option 2, downloading the reg file and running it as administrator - the file is still there (I did finally find it under C instead of Windows). So I tried option 3, as admin., changing the registry - the HibernateEnabled was already set at 0. Again, no change when I rebooted! Very odd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #5
cbrundage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Success! I tried just deleting it and it said I couldn't, but I held down the shift key and it disappeared! I checked the disc analyzer and it isn't there any more. The used space is the same but I suppose I need to restart to see the difference. Many thanks!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 hiberfli.sys won't delete and can't see in files




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Are files lost when I choose delete temporary files before burning cd
I am new to burning pictures from my computer to a cd. After successfully burning 2 cd's, on the 3rd attempt, the message exceeds set limit came up. I think I should click delete temporary files, but if I do will the pictures in this file be lost or will they go back to their original location so I...
General Discussion
Delete OS Files but Keep Personal Files
Is there a way to delete all OS files on my old hard drive that I am using as additional storage but keep my personal files? Possibly a windows format? I can transfer the saved data to my main hard drive til I make this happen. Any Thoughts?
General Discussion
Can I Delete These Files ?
They are located in the root of "User1" (My folder) and showed up after I reinstalled Windows 7.
Performance & Maintenance
Can I delete these files?
Hi, my C Drive is bursting at the seams.... I have like 1.3 gig left....! Can I delete these two items? They are: 1. Windows Installer Package, (cause I guess/ hope this has been installed) 2. Windows Installer Patch, (again, maybe this has been installed and this is residual?)
Performance & Maintenance
Delete XP Files, keep Boot Files
Hello all. Here's a screengrab of my partitions: http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5406/partsi.png HDD is the XP partition that came with the computer. HDD7 is the partition on which I installed Windows 7. I only use Windows 7 now, so HDD is just wasting space. Basically, to avoid...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:12.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App