Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Windows 7 Hibernation file - Hiberfil.sys - That's No Moon

That's no moon... it's hiberfil.sys!
Is hiberfil.sys eating up valuable Solid State hard drive space? It was for me!15.9GB taken up and I don't even use it. Run a command prompt as Administrator and type 'powercfg -hibernation off' to fully turn off hibernation and purge this file. Simply turning off the hibernation feature in the menu under Power Options will not get rid of the deathstar sized file.

"powercfg -H off" and "powercfg -hibernate off" should both work. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.