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Author Topic: Pagefile.sys  (Read 2964 times)

Deozaan

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Pagefile.sys
« on: September 02, 2006, 07:55:11 PM »
I know that the Pagefile is kind of like extra ram (virtual memory), but is there a way to safely delete it or clean it up so that it isn't taking up all that hard drive space? You know, start a fresh pagefile?



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Re: Pagefile.sys
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006, 08:30:27 PM »
you can clear it on shutdown
How to Clear the Windows Paging File at Shutdown

it will start a fresh one after reboot.
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Re: Pagefile.sys
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 02:15:29 AM »
Thanks!


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Re: Pagefile.sys
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 08:13:30 AM »
If you've got plent of ram (in my experience at least a gigabyte, but preferably two) you can disable the paging file entirely, if you're running XP (win2k will create a temp pagefile at boot if you disable it >_<).

Go to system properties -> advanced tab -> performance <settings button> -> advanced tab -> virtual memory <change button> -> select "no paging file" and press <set button> for each partition that has a paging file. Then click all the OK buttons :), reboot, and you can delete pagefile.sys.
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Re: Pagefile.sys
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 11:36:32 AM »
PageDefrag from Sysinternals.com
http://www.sysintern...ties/PageDefrag.html
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PageDefrag uses advanced techniques to provide you what commercial defragmenters cannot: the ability for you to see how fragmented your paging files and Registry hives are, and to defragment them. In addition, it defragments event log files and Windows 2000/XP hibernation files (where system memory is saved when you hibernate a laptop).