Windows 7 – How to delete hiberfil.sys file

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Hibernate mode uses the hiberfil.sys file to store the the current state (memory) of the PC, and since it’s managed by Windows.

If you want to delete use one of the following solutions

Solution 1

  • Click Start -> All Programs –> Accessories;
  • Right-click Command Prompt;
  • Select Run as administrator;
  • Grant permission to change system settings;
  • In this privileged command prompt window, enter:
powercfg -h off

Solution 2

Boot in Safe Mode and delete the file. Ensure that the hibernation is not enabled.If you still cannot delete it, use some other bootable disk and then delete it.