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How to move hiberfil.sys to a non-system partition?


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#1 Holmes.Sherlock

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

If one enables "Hibernation" in Windows XP, hiberfil.sys automatically gets created in the system partition. Though Windows provides an option to move pagefile from its default location to a preferred location, it seems there is no such option for hibernation file. Does anyone know any method/trick/technique to achieve the same? If so, then what is it?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

To complement the discussion:

The File System Paradox

Change location of "hiberfil.sys" :)

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:13 PM

To complement the discussion:

Nice info. :clap:

#4 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

Disclaimer: The second question is obvious to most of the "normal" forum members, it was added as a precaution to prevent someone (especially from Italy) to waste a post to provide a link to "de-boyller" (spelling might be wrong) page.

NIce move :), but it doesn't prevent this ;):
Spoiler


You see. hiberfil.sys is looked for by NTLDR:
http://support.moonp...hibernation.php
http://blogs.msdn.co...the-second.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTLDR
http://en.wikipedia....startup_process
http://my.safaribook...l_resources-097
http://jessekornblum...com/254105.html
http://www.techtalkz...e-location.html
http://serverfault.c...different-drive


Now, if you read this:
http://furseal.wordp...about-microoft/
http://www.mcse.ms/message1158414.html
http://web.archive.o.../c29621675.mspx
you can try using a "link" file.

SO, now the question(s) become:
  • How to make a "link" hiberfil.sys?
  • Will it work?

And NO, seemingly a junction/mountpoint won't work:
http://technet.micro...nfidential.aspx

BUT, maybe something in this thread could be of use:
http://www.tech-arch...04-04/0652.html

:cheers:
Wonko

#5 Holmes.Sherlock

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:45 PM

NIce move :), but it doesn't prevent this ;):

Spoiler

:loleverybody: http://reboot.pro/12...post__p__136647 :loleverybody: