What is this file / can I delete it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbrown, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #1
    It is called " sleepimage " and takes up a whopping 1.5 gigabytes:eek: :eek: :eek:


    The path to it is..

    private>var>vm>sleepimage

    cheers
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #2
    It's the image file of the memory that's made so that, should power be disrupted while the computer is asleep, it can recover.

    You can delete it, but if you do, it will just get created again the next time the Mac is asleep.

    I think, if you want to prevent it from being created, you have to disable safesleep....

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070302210328928
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #3
    It applies to desktop Macs as well. Just make sure to have some free space left over on your hard disk for virtual memory and the sleep image.
     

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