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    Angry pagefile.sys annoyance

    The file is taking up 1gb of my c:, which i s only 10gb. I don't know how to delete it or make it smaller. I've tried chaging the size of the paging file and changes it to 2mb to 4mb and also tried no paging file but the file is still there. I've also tried allocating the paging file to go to other drives but it still won't work

    I can't actually see it in Windows Explorer, I only know it there and how big it is cos I'm using SequoiaView.

    Thanks for any help.
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    Are you pressing 'SET' as well as ok?

    I occasionally forget this when making changes, windows ignores you if you dont click set and confirm the changes.

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    Yeah I'm pressing set. I noticed after a couple of times I did it.
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    I hate to ask a silly question, but this is XP, right? After you create the pagefile on another drive, you're setting the C: drive to blank, right? Then rebooting?

    OK, assuming you've done that, when you go back into Windows, open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools menu, Folder Options, View tab. Use the option to show hidden files and folders. Also untick "Hide protected operating system files". Now use Explorer to look on the root of the drive that you've created the new pagefile on. You should see pagefile.sys. If it's there, you created it OK, and it should be round about the size you created. Then go to the root of C: and see if you have a pagefile.sys there. If you still have, you should be able to delete it.

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    Thanks Nichomach.
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