How to add 4 Gigs to your SSD...

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  1. mitchellvii

    mitchellvii Well-Known Member

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    Do you use Hibernate Mode? I never do. Unfortunately Hibernate Mode is taking up 3 Gigs or more of your SSD with a hiberfil.sys file. You cannot "delete" this file but it is possible to turn "off" hibernate so that that big fat .sys file goes away all by itself.

    Here's a good article on how to do it:

    What is hiberfil.sys and How Do I Delete It?

    ** In addition to this, if you change your pagefile.sys to 2048 you can save almost 6 Gb of space.

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    If you want a good free app to show you what is using up all your disk space check this out:

    http://windirstat.info/
     
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    but if you don' let it hibernate the battery will drain much faster in sleep mode over a period of hours
     
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    That is true, but if you do not need the extended battery/power saving feature provided by hibernation, then it is definitely worthwhile to disable hibernation to free up that disk space.
     

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