4.0gb "sleepimage" file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bored911, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    hey guys, i am looking for space on my hdd, and i have found a file labeled "sleepimage" in /private/var/vm

    should it be this big? just wondering because it sounded odd
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It should be the same size as your installed RAM. Don't mess with it. It's needed to sleep and hibernate OS X.

    You could turn it off though.
     
  3. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    That file is deleted when you turn off your Mac, but is then recreated the first time you sleep your Mac after a reboot.

    If you want to stop it from being created, change your Mac's sleep mode (which has the added benefit of drastically decreasing the time it takes your computer to sleep). Check out this article: http://www.macworld.com/article/53471/2006/10/sleepmode.html
     
  4. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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