Can I move hiberfile.sys from drive C:?

Posted on 2005-04-25
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I'd like to move hiberfile.sys from my C: drive on my laptop to another drive (another partition on my drive). I can't find where its location is specified. I've searched the registry and all the power options to no avail.

I have 100 Gb drive with C:, D:, E:, and F: drives. C: is at 15% free, and defrag (both XP and Diskeeper) gets fussy at 15% or lower. I also have Partition Magic and could resize my drives, but would like to just move the hiberfile.

Question by:rockyphelps

Accepted Solution

RAID0 earned 252 total points
ID: 13861340
I'm afraid it's not possible to do, see here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_21252916.html

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nagki earned 248 total points
ID: 13861365
You can't move that other drive..
have a look at following url:

if u feel lack of space..u can move pagefile.sys and temp directories to other drive

Author Comment

ID: 13861406
Thanks, guys (assuming guys - if gals, please excuse me!). The reason I wanted to move hiberfile rather than pagefile is that I presume pagefile will respond faster if on my C: drive in my configuration. If I had another physical drive, then moving pagefile would be the obvious solution.

Oh, well, I guess I will have to do a Partition magic session tonight while I sleep...

Thanks to both,


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