What is Hiberfil.sys? How to delete Hiberfil.sys?

Hiberfil.sys is one of the files that consume a lot of hard drive space on your computer. Hibernate uses the Hiberfil.sys file to store the current state (memory) of the computer, so that the Hiberfil.sys file is managed by Windows, so you can not delete files in this manner. often. In the article below, the network administrator will instruct you to delete the Hiberfil.sys file by disabling Hibernate.

1. What is Hiberfil.sys?

On Windows, in addition to Shut down, Restart is also available for Sleep and Hibernate.

Sleep mode keeps your computer operating at low power. When you turn it on from sleep mode, the system starts up quickly and the data is retrieved from memory within seconds. You can quickly get back to work without having to wait for the system to restart.

Hibernate mode is less commonly known. Hibernate is similar to sleep, but in hibernation, your data is saved to a file on your hard drive. When you restart your computer from hibernate mode, just like Sleep mode, the operating system and applications are running and your data is quickly retrieved from your hard drive and loaded into RAM so that you can continue working.

Hibernate uses the Hiberfil.sys file to store the current state (memory) of the computer, so that the Hiberfil.sys file is managed by Windows, so you can not delete files in this manner. often.

However, if you want to delete the Hiberfil.sys file you can use hiberate.

2. Disable Hibernate on Windows 7, 8, 10 or Vista

To disable Hibernate on Windows 7, 8, 10 or Vista, first open the Command Prompt under Admin on the Start Menu (or Start Screen), type cmd, and then click Next. Right-click on the Command Prompt icon and select Run as administrator.

Then enter the following command into the Command Prompt window that you just opened:

powercfg -h off

At this point you can see Hibernate mode no longer appears on the Shut down menu.

And the Hiberfil.sys file is gone.

3. Disable hibernate on Windows XP

The steps to disable hibernation on Windows XP are simpler, just go to Control Panel> Power Options and then click on the Hibernate tab.

Here you leave the check box in the Enable hibernation and proceed to reboot the machine.