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moving swapfile.sys not working

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    moving swapfile.sys not working


    well, after following the instructions to "move" swapfile to another drive (on this forum), twice, I still get a message when win starts that a swapfile was created and, sure, I cannot delete the file from C drive. I also have the mklink on C.
    what's wrong or what am I doing wrong?
    I thank you all in advance for your time and help.
    merry xmas !

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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    The following may not look helpful, however, the comments below the opening salvo may give insight as to how to solve this.
    Should the paging file be moved from C: drive? - Clint Huffman's Windows Troubleshooting in the Field Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    SSD / HDD Disk Management Best practices? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
    -- and disregard the pros and cons of whether to move or not move page file, go to the comments
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    RolandJS
    as a newbe, the articles recommended didn't help much. my problem is to get rid of swapfile on the C drive and seems that I cannot get it done.
    but believe you me, I thank you for your time. if you'd have a step by step how to do it - how great thou heart ! ! ! thanks
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  4. #4


    @tonyfly
    Can you provide a link to the article in question.
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  5. #5


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I've never tried moving the swapfile. In the old days, something Norton Utilities was strong enough to move and make it stay moved the swapfile, however I do not know of any similar modern-day uitility.
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    8.1 pro


    lmiller7
    thank you for helping me here's the link:
    Is it possible to move swapfile.sys to a different volume?
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  7. #7


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    lmiller7
    thank you for helping me here's the link:
    Is it possible to move swapfile.sys to a different volume?
    a simple search for "move swapfile" will take you there
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