Windows 10: Swap file, page file privacy.

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  1. Tril645 Win User

    Swap file, page file privacy.


    Does swapfile.sys and pagefile.sys has any privacy issue ???


    Does it store or replace any private file ??

    :)
     
    Tril645, Jul 31, 2019
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  2. psyko12 Win User

    Page File

    Set minimum and maximum to a constant number as suggested by others, that will help reduce fragmentation on the drive coz of different page file sizing.
     
    psyko12, Jul 31, 2019
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  3. jt12345 Win User
    page/swap file size and location for 2-3 hard drives

    Most recommend putting the page file on a seperate hard drive from Windows. So that one hard drive is reading and another hard drive is writting.

    MS recommends page file sizes of a Min 1.5X to a Max 3X system RAM. But they also say to have a page file on your OS drive for errors. That Windows will choose the Page file on the drive that Windows is not on.

    So my setups currently are:

    With 2 hard drives...
    --Windows/games/programs on 1st hard drive
    --Page File on 2nd hard drive (2 times the size of system ram@2gb, so 2048X2=4096 page file size)

    With 3 hard drives...
    --Windows on 1st hard drive
    --Games/programs on 2nd hard drive
    --Page file on 3rd hard drive (2 times the size of system ram@2gb, so 2048X2=4096mb page file size)

    How are these configurations?


    Does the maximum page/swap file size of 3X system ram apply to a single hard drive or all hard drives with swap files on the system total.

    Ie. can i put from example above a swap file on my system drive 4096mb and another page file on other drives of 4096mb each for a total of 2 page files or 4096X2 that is greater than the 3x system ram??

    thanks
     
    jt12345, Jul 31, 2019
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  4. Geosammy Win User

    Swap file, page file privacy.

    Page and Swap File?


    I've set the Page File for my C: drive to No Page File and my D: to System Managed.
    Doing this places the Page File on my D: drive,
    which is the faster of the 2 drives.

    Swap file, page file privacy. [​IMG]


    The question is,
    should I still have a Swap File on my C: drive and also one on my D: drive?

    Here's a screenshot of the C: drive.
    Notice the Swap File and no Page File.

    Swap file, page file privacy. [​IMG]


    Here's a screenshot of the D: drive.
    Make note of the Page File and also the Swap File.

    Swap file, page file privacy. [​IMG]


    I was under the impression,
    that if I disable the Page Files on a specific drive,
    that both Page and Swap Files shouldn't be present on this drive?
    Is it normal to have 2 Swap Files of the same size on different drives?
     
    Geosammy, Jul 31, 2019
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