Delete hiberfil.sys Hibernate File Windows Vista
My main PC is Windows Vista and I’m getting a bit low on space, I needed to do some editing on a large audio file and during this it creates a massive temp file, and it kept filling my C drive up. As a temp fix I found a way to temp disable Windows Hibernate mode.
The hibernate file just saves the state the machine was in when you put it into Hibernate mode, it is safe to delete.
- Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
- In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
- When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
- At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off, and then press Enter.
- Type exit, and then press Enter to close the Command Prompt window.
I then deleted the hiberfil.sys file from the root of the C drive, this then gave me an extra 4Gb.
I did what I needed to do and then repeated the above procedure but this time typed powercfg.exe /hibernate on to re enable the Hibernate mode.