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- Does anyone know a program that is capable of showing where on my HD the pagefile is located ? Something like what Defraggler does with it map of a drive. It will help me to tell whether or not Defraggler is right when it tells me I have no pagefile.

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The pagefile file itself is located in C:/pagefile.ext (forgot what then extension was). It is a hidden file, so you will; need to enable "show hidden files" in Windows to see it.

 

If you have a SSD and a ton or ram in your system, it is best to just disable the pagefile to prevent a lot of writes on your system (as well as hibernation if you don't use it, which is located in the same spot where pagefile is). I have 16gb ram and I have had pagefile disabled for ~2 years with no issue.

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The only issue with disabling the pagefile on your system drive is you will get no memory dump files after a BSOD.

 

 Page file must be on OS drive

 Page file base allocation size must be > than installed physical RAM

 Windows Error Reporting (WER) system service should be set to MANUAL

 Page file should to system managed, OS drive

 

Of course everyone is not interested in getting info after a BSOD :)

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@trium,

that list of 'rules' regarding the pagefile that @hazelnut gave is ONLY if you want Windows to create the BSOD dumps.

(I break all of those rules otherwise)

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The only issue with disabling the pagefile on your system drive is you will get no memory dump files after a BSOD.

 

Also some antivirus software doesn't like it at all if there isn't a pagefile or if there's a custom pagefile that's sized too small, such as having memory related issues during a full system virus scan.

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@Necros:  Auslogics Defrag will tell you where the pagefile is located. Even when its in 2 or more fragments.

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

 

But I use the program for that one purpose only. Because I like Piriform's Defraggler much more. I use Defraggler - at least - once every day.

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