swapfile and pagefile. Anyone else have both ?


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Both and Hyberfill.sys are installed by default. Hyberfill.sys (Hibernate) can be disabled and will not show up any more (will be deleted).
Page file can be adjust as always, anywhere from Auto, thru fixed size to disabled.
 

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The Hibernation file can be eliminated if you don't use hibernation. As for page / swap - the OS knows far better than the average tinkerer how to manage these -- paging is a very complex system to get right. An algorithim used by most OS'es is quite interesting -- a "Pre-Fetch" characteristic. After several sessions a profile is built of typcal applications a user runs on that machine and the system often stores the data for those in the paging areas so that when the user wants to use those programs they can be started almost instantly. Even cache memory is faster than standard disk reads -- even from SSD's so that's where paging stores the most critical data. I'd tend to leave well alone on this.

There's also a big difference betwen paging and swapping -- however that's a discussion well beyond the scope of what's required in this post. Suffice to say for 99.9999% of people it's best to let Windows manage paging etc.

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Yes, we all have both swapfile.sys and pagefile.sys. The pagefile is used for conventional Windows virtual memory, the swapfile mostly for UWP apps. More here...


hyberfil.sys is only there if hibernation is enabled, and that includes Windows Fast Startup which is a form of hibernation and is enabled by default.
 

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