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Old April 7, 2014, 07:44 PM
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Hi Guys,
so I used Disk Inventory X app, works great! tells you exactly which files are taking up the most space.

anyways I found a ~9GB file under the path : Macintosh HD/private/var/vm/sleepimage
I have no idea what it is, can I delete it to gain 9GB back ?

thanks .
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Old April 8, 2014, 04:11 PM
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I'm no Mac expert by any means, but I'm guessing that's similar to the hiberfil.sys file in Windows. Basically a copy of all the RAM data so your machine can sleep and resume near-instantly
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Old April 9, 2014, 04:14 AM
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JD is right, it's the mac equivalent of the hiberfil.sys in windows. You can delete it, but it will just get recreated
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