[Solved] File conditions: hidden files?



  • Colby Bouma

    I did some digging and it looks like the File Condition supports hidden files, but not system files. I will open an internal ticket about this, but I doubt this will be changed anytime soon. In the meantime, here's a PowerShell script you can use as a workaround:

    $Hiberfil = Get-ChildItem -Path "$env:SystemDrive\" -Force | Where-Object Name -eq "hiberfil.sys"
    if ( $Hiberfil ) {
        "Found: $($Hiberfil.FullName)"
        "Size : $($Hiberfil.Length)"
        Exit 10
    } else {
        "Could not find hiberfil.sys"
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  • Michael Yorke

    If File Conditions don't (and won't in future versions) support system files, it would be nice to see that as the reason in the log files - perhaps a feature for a future version?

    Thanks for the Powershell script. That's great. I have just tested that with success, but replaced Exit 10 with powercfg -h off to actually turn off hibernation. We have some machines with a lot of RAM but small SSD's out there, so removing a 6GB hibernation file from the C drive on machines that don't need the feature is a real help.

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  • Margus Kamenjuk

    I am using for years only Command step: powercfg.exe -h off and never failed.

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