Solved swapfile.sys


IanMosley

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What is 'swapfile.sys' used for? Can I delete it?
 

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Do not delete it. It is a system file, part of the virtual memory management. It is hidden so you do not delete it.
 

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IanMosley

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Thank you.
 

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Ed Tittel

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This Windows Central article is the best overview of swapfile.sys I can find anywhere. Sorry to say, there's nothing terribly useful in MS Answers or MS Docs. Go figure! Are you for or against Swapfile.sys?
HTH,
--Ed--
 

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