Hello friends, Today I will tell you a method on how to permanently delete Pagefile.sys in Windows 10. Users can increase the space of Windows C drive by deleting the file. You can also fix the file corrupted issue by this method. I will share some commands to remove Pagefile.sys on PC/laptop.
It happens with us that the C Drive of Windows 10 PC/Laptop gets full. And, we found that we are unable to open any software on our Windows PC. So, in that case, users need to delete the pagefile.sys to get more memory space which was reserved by the system. Also, some of the Windows 10 PC/Laptop users have reported that they are getting pagefile.sys corrupted issue. So, they can also solve this problem by deleting the pagefile.sys permanently in Windows 10 PC/Laptop. However, users can use command prompt to run system file checker to repair corrupted files on Windows 10. As well as users can reset Windows 10 to reset the pagefile.sys.
What is Pagefile.sys?
Pagefile.sys is a Windows operating system’s system file that is used to improve performance. Suppose, if you are running any application on your Windows PC/Laptop. And you have 2GB of RAM but, it needs more RAM than you have. So, in that case, the Windows operating system uses pagefile.sys as a RAM to get virtual memory from the physical memory for that application. The pagefile.sys is hidden by default in the Windows operating system. This means that you can only see it if you have enabled the option “Show hidden files and folders”.
How to Permanently Delete Pagefile.sys in Windows 10
Users can delete the pagefile.sys permanently if they need some extra memory space. There are various methods available to permanently delete pagefile.sys in Windows 10 PC/Laptop. But, this method uses the inbuilt application that is Control Panel. Just make sure that you follow the steps which are described here very carefully. Otherwise, anything wrong can happen. Also, let me tell you that it is not advised that any Windows user deletes the pagefile.sys from the Windows operating system. So, make sure you do it at your won risk.
- On your Windows 10 PC/Laptop, open Cortana.
- Type control panel and hit enter button
- Select the Control Panel app from the search results.
- On the Control Panel homepage, click on the System and Security option.
- Click on the System option.
- On the next System page, click on the Advanced system settings from the left sidebar.
- A window will popup.
- Click on the Advanced tab and then click on the Settings under the Performance tab.
- At the Performance options window, click Change under the Virtual memory tab.
- Untick the option of “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“.
- In the middle of the window, click on the No paging file.
- Click OK and then click Apply.
- Restart your Windows 10 PC/Laptop to let the system delete pagefile.sys permanently.
How to Fix Can’t Delete pagefile.sys Windows 10
The most common reason why you cant delete pagefile.sys in Windows 10 PC/Laptop is that you have not followed the steps carefully. It is also possible that you have missed any step so that you are unable to delete pagefile.sys in Windows 10. However, if you have followed everything carefully but still you are unable to delete it then it means that your system does not allow you to delete the pagefile.sys for some security reasons. But, if you still want to delete it, then you can search for any other method also.
This was the entire article about how you have to delete pagefile.sys permanently in Windows 10 PC/Laptop. There may be any third party software available in order to remove pagefile.sys completely. But, if you are having an inbuilt method of that then why to use that third party software. Moreover, if you have deleted the pagefile.sys just because to get more memory space then you should also check for Windows 10 memory leak problem. I hope this article has helped you a lot in deleting pagefile.sys permanently. If yes, then do share this article with your friends and family members so that they can also delete pagefile.sys to get that consumed memory.