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  • Hibernation file on a different partition?

    Hi all,

    My pc is requiring about 1GB to hibernate, and unfortunately, that's about how much room I have left on my system drive.

    My question is, is it possible to use the data partition of my harddrive for the hibernate file? (hiberfil.sys I believe is the name of it). I would think there would be a way to do this through the registry maybe?

    Thanks.
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  • #2
    Never tried this, but would a link work? make a link called hiberfil.sys that connects to the actual one somewhere else?
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    • #3
      To actually change the location you'd have to change something in NTLDR as well, so it seems it'd be a tat tricky.

      Some sort of hard NTFS link might work...?

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      • #4
        Hmmm... messing with NTLDR would be a bit scary to me. I'll tinker around though.
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        • #5
          According to Microsoft, it is not possible.
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          • #6
            If you really need the space then go with 256 or 512mb ram.
            Hibernation file will be the same size as the ram.

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            • #7
              not possible AFAIK, hope someone manage to hack that

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              • #8
                I decreased my ram from 1gb to 512mb, and it not only saved the space, but also greatly decreased my resume from hibernate time.
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