Windows 10: having two pagefile.sys on separate drives

Discus and support having two pagefile.sys on separate drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have two pagefile.sys, first one on my 250GB SSD and second one on my 2TB HDD, I use HDD for games and storing video materials, is it good to have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ashramnavivi, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. having two pagefile.sys on separate drives


    I have two pagefile.sys, first one on my 250GB SSD and second one on my 2TB HDD, I use HDD for games and storing video materials, is it good to have two pagefile.sys?

    :)
     
    ashramnavivi, Jun 22, 2020
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  2. C: pagefile .sys Degrag

    How do I defrag my C: pagefile .sys my O&O Degrag Prof states that the files is 32G with a 97.71 degree of relative fragmentation?
     
    WilliamHall9, Jun 22, 2020
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  3. Clear Pagefile on Shutdown


    I've been looking into clearing the pagefile, and I found the following steps at a somewhat dated webpage:
    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
     
    gregyurkon, Jun 22, 2020
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  4. Riemann Win User

    having two pagefile.sys on separate drives

    2 instances of the pagefile on separate disks

    Thank you for your reply, CountMike.
    I relocated some of the folders from the system disk C (Profile Directory, AppData, etc.) to disk D right after I had installed the latter. Also had the pagefile allocated on it by choice. Here's how it looked like


    having two pagefile.sys on separate drives [​IMG]


    The mystery though is how the second pagefile has come around because I definitely didn't create it.
    Moreover, it's not even listed on disk E as shown in the image above. Anyway, I have it deleted, and set pagefile size to the recommended 4978 MB. No problems this far.

    One more thing. After updating to the newer version of Win 10 (1709) the MSI RAMdisk has been installed as shown in the image below (I have 32GB (4x8GB Avexir Raiden DDR4) of installed RAM, and it is plenty for what I do on my PC. RAM usage rarely goes above 20%, average rate is 7-12%)


    having two pagefile.sys on separate drives [​IMG]


    Question: With enough DDR RAM do I need this RAMDisk?


    Thanks again.
     
    Riemann, Jun 22, 2020
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