# How to delete C:\hiberfil.sys in Windows 10?

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Windows 10 is really a piece of shxt.

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The hiberfil.sys file is used by Windows to store the current state of your computer (memory contents, open applications and documents, etc.) during hibernation. If you are not using hibernation, you can turn it off so that you can delete the hiberfil.sys file and reclaim all the space it was using. Note that the classic standby will then still be usable.

To deactivate and delete the file in command prompt (admin) type:

powercfg.exe /hibernate off

To re-activate hibernation type:

powercfg.exe /hibernate on

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23 hours ago, Kartazion said:

The hiberfil.sys file is used by Windows to store the current state of your computer (memory contents, open applications and documents, etc.) during hibernation. If you are not using hibernation, you can turn it off so that you can delete the hiberfil.sys file and reclaim all the space it was using. Note that the classic standby will then still be usable.

To deactivate and delete the file in command prompt (admin) type:


powercfg.exe /hibernate off

To re-activate hibernation type:


powercfg.exe /hibernate on

Windows 10 is really go back to DOS age.

How can I run the command as admin?

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Posted (edited)

Windows key + X     and choose PowerShell admin in the list.

Edited by Kartazion

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