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Question C Drive Storage disappeared

Dec 22, 2019
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I recently deleted the hibernation file as it was taking up 17GB on my C drive and it gave me 13gb space remaining (56GB hard drive). After about 10 minutes, it completely vanished and I suddenly had 600mb left of space. I have run multiple cleanups of the drive and deleted all temp files which got me to 2gb, then the storage started to decrease again.

I have disabled windows backups but this had no effect. Can anyone help?
 

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How did you "delete" the hibernation file?
Just deleting it is not enough, you need to disable that function. Otherwise, it will just recreate itself.

56GB is woefully small for an OS drive of anything after (maybe even including) Win 7.
 
Dec 22, 2019
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How did you "delete" the hibernation file?
Just deleting it is not enough, you need to disable that function. Otherwise, it will just recreate itself.

56GB is woefully small for an OS drive of anything after (maybe even including) Win 7.
I went into cmd and typed “powercfg -h off”.
 

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