How to delete hiberfil.sys and reclaim disk space by disabling Windows Hibernate function
Hiberfil.sys is a hidden file on your hard drive which can take up to 20% of your total storage space, but did you know that you can delete it to reclaim that space? This article will show you how to do this and disable Windows Hibernate function without losing your saved data or applications settings!
Why should I disable Windows Hibernate?
Windows Hibernation is a power-saving feature that allows your computer system to be put into a low-power state, but in order for it to work properly, there must be enough free space on your hard drive. A large file will always stay in the same location once it has been saved, so if you store a file of 50GB or 100GB on your hard drive, then you will need at least 50GB or 100GB of empty space when using hibernation. Deleting hiberfil.sys can result in less than 5% improvement on your hard drive size (depending on how much space you have available). The default location of this file is C:\hiberfil.sys, which can take up as much as 20% of the total storage capacity.
Disabling hibernation in Windows 10
To disable hibernation in Windows 10, do the following: -Click the start button on the bottom left of your screen -Type power options into the search bar at the top of your screen -Click Change what the power buttons do in the right side of your screen -Scroll down until you see where it says Turn on fast startup (recommended) -Uncheck that box and click save changes The next time you shut down your computer, it will not enter hibernation mode and instead shut off.
The first step is to determine what type of file system you are using. The easiest way to do this is by looking at the output of mount without any flags. This will tell you what filesystem your device supports and if it supports auto-mounting. For example, if you are using an ext4 filesystem, then it should support auto-mounting. If it does not support auto-mounting, then there will be a message that says noauto. In this case, it’s up to you whether or not you want to enable auto-mounting on your computer.
Disabling hibernation in earlier versions of Microsoft operating systems
There are two ways to disable the hibernation feature in earlier versions of Microsoft operating systems: manually or using the registry editor. To disable hibernation manually, do the following: 1) Click on Start menu and then click on Control Panel. 2) Double-click on System. 3) Click on Power Options. 4) Click on Change Plan Settings button under a plan you have created or are currently using. 5) In the Edit Plan Settings dialog box, uncheck Turn On Automatic Hibernation. 6) Click OK twice to save changes and close all dialog boxes.
-t type specifies what type of device you want to access. For example, if you wanted to access a USB drive, you would specify vfat.
-s specifies which file system to use and is interchangeable with -t. In most cases, it will not matter which option you choose. If there are specific requirements for your situation, consult the manual page for more information on how to use these options in combination. For example, if you need to automatically remount an NTFS filesystem during boot time, use this syntax: mount -t ntfs-3g umsdos /dev/hdb1 /mnt. Consult your operating system documentation for more details.