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April 28, 2012 7:27:40 AM

Hey guys,

Is there a way to make a search for directories, and in that search, make it list the size of them?

I am wondering how the space of my system drive is being eaten up like it is. Doing a file search wouldn't give enough of a pointer as many small files would give the wrong impression.

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a b $ Windows 7
April 28, 2012 10:06:51 AM

Use WinDirStat:

http://windirstat.info/
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April 28, 2012 10:52:16 AM

These 2 files is the cause of the space I couldn't account for.
C:\pagefile.sys 15.9 GB
C:\hiberfil.sys 11.9 GB

I know what the pagefile is and hiberfile is probably something similar, but do they really have to be that big? I think it's a bit much considering that the total size of the drive is 120GB.

I really appreciate the help so far, it's a very useful tool.
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April 28, 2012 10:54:07 AM

Best answer selected by AtotehZ.
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a b $ Windows 7
April 28, 2012 11:01:43 AM

It is proportional to the amount of RAM you install. More RAM = bigger hibernation file and bigger pagefile.

Disable hibernation and lower the size of the pagefile if you are on SSD.
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April 28, 2012 11:10:27 AM

Pyree said:
It is proportional to the amount of RAM you install. More RAM = bigger hibernation file and bigger pagefile.

Disable hibernation and lower the size of the pagefile if you are on SSD.


How do I disable hibernation completely? I've made it not go into standby automatically, but that doesn't cut it, it seems.

The page file is understandable then, I have 16GB ram.
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a b $ Windows 7
April 28, 2012 11:15:11 AM

For disabling hibernation:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730

And yeah, you can lower the pagefile if you have 16GB RAM.

After you disable hibernation, you may need to restart and manually delete the hibernation file to get rid of it.
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April 28, 2012 11:17:17 AM

Thanks a lot :)  I actually managed to do it on my own ;) 

elevated cmd
powercfg -h off
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