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#1 georgehenry

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

I recently got a message stating that my system file was getting full. I did start.>computer and got data file showing 3.57Gb free of 60Gb. When I look at this file 3,986,976Kb is from pagefile.sys. Is this right? How can I do something to rectify situation.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

It is a system file. You can put it on another drive if you have one.

What is pagefile.sys and can I move it?

Pagefile.sys is your Windows virtual memory swap file. When the applications you're running on your computer end up needing more RAM than you actually have, Windows will start shuffling things around and use your hard disk as "virtual" memory.


You need to look deeper to see what is taking up drive space. One likely candidate is system restore files.
Have You run Disk cleanup, On this computer it shows 2Gb I could recover.

You could run Folder Size And see what is using so much space and where it is.

Good Luck
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Edited by rotor123, 27 January 2013 - 11:36 AM.

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