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Safe to delete these files from my SSD?

#1XxQw11ksk0pesxXPosted 6/3/2014 10:38:44 PM
NVNetService.log.bak - 34.1gb

pagefile.sys - 8gb

hiberfil.sys - 6.3gb

These files are taking up a ton of space on my SSD. I was wondering if anyone knew what they were, their purpose, and if it would be okay to delete them. Thanks
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#2hunter1235Posted 6/3/2014 10:43:12 PM
Please wait till someone answers those are important files.

The hiber file I think is for the hibernate function which many people do delete/disable to save space. The page file is very important too and can be shrunk but I can't remember what is significant about it- perhaps how much space you need to be able to hibernate?
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#3ihumpmypillow89Posted 6/3/2014 10:44:28 PM
pagefile.sys - that's your pagefile, which should be disabled for your SSD anyways

hiberfil.sys - that's your hibernation file, which again should be disabled for an SSD

not really sure of the other, but it seems to have something to do with Nvidia cards, but it's a backup of a log file so something tells me it's not a system requirement (don't follow this advice).
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#4XxQw11ksk0pesxX(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2014 10:44:38 PM
I plan on waiting for responses lol. I figured the last two would be important, but what has me puzzled is the 34gb file. Surely if it's a .bak file it can't be that necessary?
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#5GarudinPosted 6/3/2014 10:53:51 PM(edited)
Just copy and paste the file names to google and do a search on them, it's the fastest and easiest way of finding out about them.

The first seems like it's a Nvidia thing, second seems to be a system that helps manage how Windows deals with data and how to deal with this seems to be mixed opinion but supposedly disabling it can cause problems.
The last one is the Windows Hibernate mode which is an advanced sleep mode that saves everything whatever you are working on and allows you to then completely power down the system even disconnect the power and then power it back on and have everything restored.

Edit: A link to what the NVNetService file seems to be https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/690229/nvnetservice-log-can-fill-all-hdd-space-in-just-a-minute-/?offset=4
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#6ihumpmypillow89Posted 6/3/2014 10:50:55 PM
XxQw11ksk0pesxX posted...
I figured the last two would be important


These are two very common big files that aren't really needed on SSDs if you want to read up a little on them

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/is-it-safe-to-delete-hiberfilsys-and-pagefilesys/2/

XxQw11ksk0pesxX posted...
Surely if it's a .bak file it can't be that necessary?


What I'm thinking as well, just can't find out what exactly that file is (well I gave up after like a full minute of searching but still).
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#7arleasPosted 6/3/2014 10:57:12 PM(edited)
The log backup can probably go... how does a log file get to 30+ gigs in the first place?

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/690229/nvnetservice-log-can-fill-all-hdd-space-in-just-a-minute-/?offset=4

I found that searching for the filename and so it's apparently a thing with an older driver version... it may not do it in the current version. It might also be related to the GeForce Experience.

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#8XxQw11ksk0pesxX(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2014 11:39:46 PM
Disabled Hibernation to get rid of the 6.3gb file, moved the 8gb pagefile.sys to my mechanical drive, and the .bak file was a matter of updating my graphics card drivers and uninstalling the GeForce Experience crap.

Thanks!
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#9LOLIAmAnAltPosted 6/3/2014 11:42:08 PM
This topic made me realize that there is about 40 GB of Drive space on my SSD that I don't know where it is.
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#10myztikricePosted 6/3/2014 11:48:38 PM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
pagefile.sys - that's your pagefile, which should be disabled for your SSD anyways


everything i've read says to keep a small one
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