I have a desktop PC where hibernation is enabled, but it is never used (AFAIK it has never been used).
However, there is a 12GB
hiberfil.sys file in the root directory of drive C: (SSD).
I was considering disabling hibernation (
powercfg -h off from elevated cmd line) in order to delete this file to claim back this much needed drive space.
However, I've noticed that the last-modification timestamp of this file is updated everytime the system is "restarted" or even "cold booted" after a complete shutdown.
Is this file actively used outside of hibernation - during boot? Or, the fact that the last-modification of this file changes is just a by-product of hibernation being enabled in the first place?