I am in a jam here, I've got NO CLUE AT ALL as to why this is happening.
I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a 256GB Kingston SSD
I have multiple applications installed, but not too many as this is still a fresh system.
I have 166GB free of 239GB according to My Computer, which is fine. I mean 256GB and only 239GB avail is a bit steep for SSD, but I'm guessing there is no way to get more out of it. Anyway...
I had Hibernation ON by default which gave me a hiberfil.sys file of 12GB, so since im on SSD and Hibernation is not something I use very often, I decided to disable it.
1. Win + R
3. powercfg -h off
Which DID disable it since it disappeared from my start menu, BUT the hiberfil.sys file still stays there. I have rebooted, shut down and power back up, nothing helps. I have no idea why.
Can someone please assist with this because SSD space is a shame to lose.
when the Hibernate is OFF, when i go to power settings, under Sleep, I only have Sleep After and Allow Wake Timers, so I re-enabled Hibernate, and went back, and both Allow Hibrid Sleep (OFF) and Hibernate After (Never), then went to turn off Hibernate again in CMD (BOTH under regular and by right clicking and Run As Administrator) and both worked, closed CMD and restarted. Log back in and hiberfil.sys is STILL there showing as 12,491,440KB so pretty much almost 12.5GB
I forcedeleted the file using DrDelete, which worked nicely in Windows 7, and the file deleted, BUT My Computer now shows 165GB Free from 239GB, which makes no sense since I should have 12GB MORE then 166GB not 1GB less...any thoughts lol
what is weird is that I enabled to Show Hidden Files, and also to show system files. I then select everything in C:\ and and right clicked > Properties. It calculated to 49GB in total size on disk. So that means that 239GB - 49GB = 190GB that I should have free, am I correct, or am I missing something?
Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
249954303 KB total disk space.
44485572 KB in 321859 files.
177320 KB in 23381 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
470959 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
204820452 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
62488575 total allocation units on disk.
51205113 allocation units available on disk.
You are correct on the amount of free space you should have (around 190GB).
Did you try installing WINDIRSTAT to see what else could be taking up spacE? Do you have your pagefile on your SSD drive? If so you should tkae off the page file from your SSD and dump the page file on your HDD (I usually let windows decide how much page file it needs, since I have a massive secondary HDD).
I just downloaded and I ran it, but never used it before, so not sure what all of it means lol so many pretty colors HAHA
As for the pagefile, yes, I do have one, and it is on my SSD, I use a 256GB SSD and that is the only one that I have in my computer (Dell Latitude E6420), but either way, I do let Windows decide on the size of the page file, but that I can deal with, I cannot deal with the incorrect space somehow
Please see the below image for a screenshot of WINDIRSTAT
To remove the hibfile.sys in Windows 7, run cmd.exe as administrator (create a shortcut to cmd.exe and right click and click run as administrator). At the command prompt type: powercfg -h off This will turn off hibernation and remove the hibfile.sys automatically.