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    What is it exactly?

    Its 4.3GB in size and next to it is a Hibefil.sys which is 2.1GB in size.

    Is it safe to delete both files?

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    The pagefile is used when your computer runs low on, or runs out of RAM. Instead of storing instructions to RAM, your computer will store then the the HDD instead. It's size is usually managed by Windows to be proportional to the amount of RAM you have. Don't delete it.

    The hibefile is used for Hibernation. The contents of RAM get stored here when you hibernate your computer. From the size, you must have 2GB of RAM. If you don't use this function, you can turn it off in the power settings, which will remove the file for you.
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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    What is it exactly?

    Its 4.3GB in size and next to it is a Hibefil.sys which is 2.1GB in size.

    Is it safe to delete both files?

    Thanks
    Don't delete either file (unless you want your computer to crash spectacularly! Normally they should be hidden so you can't see them. It sounds like you've turned on the extra options to show all system files.

    pagefile.sys is virtual memory used to store programs or bits of programs that aren't actively being used onto cheaper memory (hard disk) leaving the expensive memory (ram) free to do more useful things. It's possibly to manually configure how your computer uses virtual memory through the control panel but usually it's best to just let windows do it's own thing (It can be used to tweak that extra little bit of performance if you know what your doing but generally it's not going to help)

    hiberfil.sys is for the hibernate function where the computer saves all the contents of ram to the disk allowing you to turn the computer off and then later turn it back on and return to your programs still being open. You can turn hibernate off in control panel but personally I usually leave it on. If you've got a laptop then definitely leave hibernate on. If it's a desktop you could turn hibernate off but you might find it useful. (Means you save power by turning the computer off when you don't need it but you also save time by not having to shutdown all your programs and restart them at each shutdown)
 
 
 
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