hiberfil.sys included in backup

The Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup includes both \pagefile.sys and \hiberfil.sys
The System Backup excludes pagefile.sys but it includes hiberfil.sys
Any idea why the Registry setting is not implemented?


  • Take a look at

    This is the key used by Aomei.

    You can edit this and add C:\hiberfil.sys

  • I am still puzzled.  The key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToSnapshot includes neither \pagefile.sys nor \hiberfil.sys and yet pagefile.sys does not get backed up while hiberfil.sys does.

  • Thank you for the information, we will check this issue.
  • Any news with this?
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