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Hi, I'm trying to free up space on my HP Stream, so I want to delete hiberfil.sys. However, I am unable to do so. The best direction I got was to go to the command prompt and type in the correct key/code. I did so, but got a message saying something like "An unexpected error occurred. You may not have permission to perform this action." I'm the owner of the laptop, but I dont know how to convince the system that I should have permission.

 

Please help. Thanks for your time.

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You need to run command as Administrator. Hope the following article helps

 

   https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-i-delete-it/

 

But please consider before delete it.

 

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BH
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It's your PC -- it's your choice -- but that was a radical step that, had it been mine, I would NOT have taken.

 

Why?

 

Because there are better options for removing files that are clogging the disk ...

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.html
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clean-up-winsxs-folder-in-windows-10/

Also, the community Win10 Forums has the following suggestions:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83441-free-up-drive-space-windows-10-a.html

In addition, I have found the utility Cleanmgr+ to have LOTS of options for removing Windows junk, including log files. I use it practically every day. You can get it from here: https://www.getclone.app/download/category/11-cleanmgr

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