Delete Hiberfil.sys File

To delete this file, you have to use the command prompt to manually turn off hibernation. If you turn off hibernation via Power Options (which I will show you next), it will not delete the actual file itself.

Open a command prompt in Windows 7 by typing command in the search box. Right click Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator.

delete hiberfil sys

To turn off or disable hibernation, type the following command at the prompt:

powercfg –h off

This will disable hibernation and will remove the hiberfil.sys file from your system.

Turn Off Hibernation in Windows 7

To disable hibernation in Windows 7, you have to go into Power Options and click on Change plan settings.