Monthly Archives: May 2019

How to Delete pagefile.sys in Windows 8 Easily?

Have you heard about virtual memory in your computer? Have you ever increased or decreased it through system settings? Virtual memory is allocated by default by computer whose memory depends upon your RAM. Virtual memory is very important for your computer as it speeds up PC in case RAM is too busy. Page File or pagefile.sys is the virtual memory file stored on your hard drive. Pagefile.sys along with swapfile.sys stays in your Windows installation drive. It’s automatically created by your system to improve the performance of Windows 8/8.1 in case it slows down.

Page File or pagefile.sys in Windows works as secondary memory on computer. pagefile.sys contains heavy amount of data at times which may start from 1 GB to several GB’s depending upon your allocation. People want to delete swapfile.sys and pagefile.sys to save some space on their hard disk. Many users keep complaining about low space on their C drive. It bleeds RED whenever they open my computer on their laptop/PC. Deleting pagefile.sys given their few GB’s of space.

Note: Deleting pagefile.sys is not recommended. In fact, you should not delete any system files. Instead of deleting you can clear pagefile.sys file upon every shutdown. We have given steps to do it.

Steps to Delete pagefile.sys in Windows 8:

1. Open Computer Properties in Windows 8/8.1.

2. Click on “Advanced System Settings” on left hand panel.

advanced system setting win 8/8.1

3. Choose “Performance Settings” option under “Advanced Tab” as shown above.

4. Select the “Advanced Tab” in Performance Options.

change virtual memory windows

5. You will see “Change button“. Click on it.

virutal memory

6. Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” in the window that opened.

automatically manage file size

7. Select “No Paging File” at the bottom. Click on SET and press OK.

8. Reboot your system to apply these settings.

How to Clear PageFile.sys in Windows Group Policy?

We don’t recommend deleting pagefile.sys file from Windows 8 as it is very important for system to keep functioning properly. Virtual memory acts as secondary memory which speed up your laptop even with low RAM. Deletion of page file isn’t recommended but you can clear the data inside it on every shutdown. It can be done through Windows group policy in Windows 8.

local group policy editor

Steps to clear pagefile.sys via Windows Group Policy:

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “GPEDIT.MSC” and hit enter on keyboard.
  3. Go to path “Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options” from left hand side.
  4. On the right hand side look for “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory page file policy”.
  5. Double click on it and it will open another Window.
  6. Select “Enabled” radio option in next window that opened.
  7. Press OK to save changes.
  8. Reboot computer for changes to take effect.
  9. To change settings, open same path and select “Disabled”, click Ok, save changes and reboot computer.

How to Clear Pagefile.sys via Windows Registry in Windows 8?

You can easily clear pagefile.sys file via Windows 8 registry. It will clear pagefile.sys on every shutdown of Windows 8. It will save space on your computer by clearing the pagefile.sys. It’s data will be deleted however file will still be present. It won’t get removed.

Windows 10 registry editor

Steps to clear pagefile.sys from Windows Registry in Windows 8

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “REGEDIT.EXE” and hit enter on keyboard.
  3. Visit path : “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\” from left hand side.
  4. Check for file “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” on right panel.
  5. If it’s there, double click and change value to 1.
  6. If it’s not there then right click on memory management and select New >> DWORD (32 bit value) and name it as ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
  7. Set the value of this file to 1.
  8. Press OK to save changes.
  9. Reboot computer for changes to take effect.

These methods are very easy to follow. Please go step by step to avoid any other problem. If you have any doubt then please comment below.

How to Turn ON Spell Checker in Google Chrome 2019?

Google Chrome is the most used internet browser in the world. Google chrome contains lots of features and offers seamless experience to its users. Chrome offers high speed browsing by loading pages quickly. It also suggests you alternate websites, related phrases to search for, predicts the overall phrase as soon as you type few words, syncs browsing history and bookmarks across platforms etc…

One of the best features offered by Google Chrome is automatic spelling check. Google chrome contains inbuilt spelling checker which is very handy if you love to type fast. Spelling checker will correct your spelling while you type fast. Chrome uses web services and your language preference to correct your spelling. Spelling checker is turned off by default. Most of the users don’t know about this. Spelling checker must be turned ON from settings. It’s a very simple process. Chrome mainly send the data to Google search internally which in turn corrects the spelling in your browser. Follow the simple steps to below to turn ON spelling checker in Google Chrome.

How to Turn on Spell Checker in Google Chrome?

1. Turn ON Spell Checker in Chrome on Windows

Follow the steps below to turn on spell checker on Google Chrome in Windows:

1. Open Google Chrome and click on 3 dots on top right hand corner.

Google chrome settings

2. Click on “Settings” at the bottom.

3. Scroll down and tap on “Advanced“.

advanced settings chrome

4. Check “Privacy and Security” and find “Use a Web Service to help resolve spelling errors“. Turn it ON by tapping on slider. This option may not be there in latest version of Google Chrome.

chrome spellchecker

5. If you have updated Google Chrome to latest version then check under “Languages”. You will get 2 options.

  • Language ( To add multiple languages)
  • Spell Check (Turn ON spell check for languages that you have. Suppose you want Google chrome to check spelling for ENGLISH (UNITED STATES) then turn on spell check for this language in Spell check option.
  • You can add custom spelling in SPELL CHECK option.
  • Click on small downward arrow in front of spell check. TURN ON by taping on slider in front of ENG (US) or language of your choice.
spell checker in Google chrome

6. Now restart Google Chrome or refresh your current tab for settings to take effect.

Watch Below video to learn how to do it:

2. Turn ON Spell Checker in Google Chrome on Macbook

Most of the features in Google chrome on Windows and Macbook are same. However few things differ in terms of settings. Spelling checker is one of them. If you go to Settings >> Advanced >> Privacy and Security or Languages >> Search for Spell checker then you won’t find it.

Follow the steps below to Turn ON spell Checker in Chrome on Mac:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on “Edit” in the Menu bar.
  3. Click on “Spelling and Grammar” option at the bottom.
  4. You will get 3 options namely
    • Show Spelling and Grammar
    • Check Document Now
    • Check Spelling While Typing
  5. Select “Check Spelling While Typing”.
Spell Checker chrome Macbook

There are some Spell Checker plugins available for Google Chrome as well. You can download and install the Spell Checker plugin in Chrome. Plugin is available for both Windows and Macbook.

Check below video to follow all steps:

How to Open Folder Options in Windows 10 Easily?

Folders are very important in Windows. They are the building blocks of file organization and storing. Every Windows user must know basic things about folders and files. You will see folders everywhere. We create new folders to save our favorite files. We can save music files in one folder, video files in another folder, photos in another folder and so on. Windows 10 already offers a folder named “Documents” in which you will find photos, audio and video folders. You can use them accordingly.

As folders are very important they are given many options to customize them. You can do multiple things such as copying files from one folder to another folder, moving of files from one folder to another, delete files from folder etc… You can even hide folders within folders. You can change the settings via folder option to show hidden folder or not. You can customize appearance of files inside folders. There are direct options given in Windows menu to do most of the things. However as Windows is continuously updating, few settings in newer Windows 10 have changed a bit. It confuses many people specially who are first time users. They don’t know the path of folder options in Windows 10. Follow the steps below to open folder options in Windows 10.

Steps to Open Folder Options in Windows 10:

1. Open File Explorer on Windows 10.

2. Click on “View” in Menu.

3. Click on “Options” on the right side.

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6. Click on “View tab“. You will see a number of settings option that you can change by ticking radio button. If they are already ticked then unselect to change settings. Here are few settings that you can enable/disable for folders:

  • Always show icons, never thumbnails.
  • Always show menus.
  • Display file icon on thumbnails.
  • Display file size info on folder tips.
  • Display the full path in title bar.
  • Show/Don’t show hidden files and folders
  • Hide empty drives.
  • Hide extension for known file types.
  • Hide protected operating system files (recommended)
folder options view tab

There are many more option that you can choose to select or not for folders. If you forgot default settings for any one of the options then you can choose to restore defaults. It will bring back default settings of the folder options.

7. “Search” option will give you options as how to search for items on your computer. You can check the suitable options in the option given. As search is very important functionality of Windows 10, you need to choose the best options. If you don’t know then let the default settings be there. It will give you 2 options:

  1. How to Search
  2. When searching non-indexed locations
search option folder options

8. You can click on restore default settings any point of time if you feel that changes made by you are not working. Restore default settings will fix.

Watch Below video to understand all steps:

This is how you can change settings in Folder options. It’s almost similar in Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1. If you have opted for best performance in system properties then few of these options will be off by that setting. You can manually change from Folder options.

How to Delete PageFile.sys in Windows 10 in seconds?

Pagefile.sys or page file is a virtual memory file in Windows 10 which is stored on your hard drive. It acts as secondary memory to RAM. Page file is very important for Windows 10 as it speeds up your PC when PC is low on primary memory. Page file memory can be set manually. By default it’s set to automatic in which system allocates a percentage amount of RAM to virtual memory. However you can increase or decrease it through system properties.

The stagnant data on your PC is transferred to the virtual memory or pagefile.sys in form of page files. This stagnant data is swapped back to primary memory whenever user switches back to data program. Pagefile.sys can be deleted to save some space on your hard disk. It will save 2-3 GB depending upon your PC settings. However it’s not recommended as it can make your computer slow at times. If you have enough RAM and you don’t run too heavy programs then you can delete pagefile.sys in order to get more space in your hard disk.

Sometimes a very large chuck of pagefile.sys uses too much space on your hard disk. Sometimes it gets corrupt. In both cases you can delete this file. Deleting pagefile.sys will also delete swapfile.sys on computer. You should be aware about both files as deleting them is not recommended by Microsoft.

How to Delete pagefile.sys on Windows 10?

Follow the steps below to delete pagefile.sys files from your computer:

1. Open “Control Panel” on Windows 10.

Control panel

2. Go to “System and Security.”

windows 10 system and security

3. Go to “System“.

windows 10 system

4. Click on “Advanced System Settings” located on left side.

Windows 10 advanced system settings

5. Click on “Settings” option under Performance in “Advanced” tab.

settings in windows 10

6. Select the “Advanced Tab” on next Window.

7. Click “Change” under Virtual Memory options.

change virtual memory win 10

8. Uncheck the option which says “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“.

automatically manage paging file size win 10

9. Select “No Paging File” radio button option.

no paging file win 10

10. Click “Set” in front of it and then OK.

11. Click “Apply” to save changes.

12. Reboot your computer to check whether pagefile.sys got deleted or not.

How to Clear PageFile.sys in Windows Group Policy?

Microsoft does’t recommend deleting pagefile.sys file from Windows 10 as it is very important for your system to keep functioning properly. Virtual memory acts as secondary memory which helps speed up your laptop even with low RAM. Deletion of page file is not recommended but you can clear the data inside it every time you perform shutdown. It can be done via Windows group policy in Windows 10.

Steps to clear pagefile.sys via Windows Group Policy:

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “GPEDIT.MSC” and hit enter.
  3. Go to path “Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options” from left panel.
  4. On the right hand side find “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory page file policy”.
  5. Double click on it and it will open a Window.
  6. Select “Enabled” radio option in the window that opened.
  7. Click OK to save changes.
  8. Reboot your computer for changes to take effect.
  9. To change settings, open the same path and select “Disabled”, click Ok, save changes and reboot computer.

How to Clear Pagefile.sys via Windows Registry in Windows 10?

You can easily clear pagefile.sys file via Windows 10 registry. It will clear pagefile.sys on every shutdown of Windows 10. It will save some space on your computer by clearing the pagefile.sys. It’s data will be deleted however file will still be there. It won’t get deleted.

Windows 10 registry editor

Steps to clear pagefile.sys from Windows Registry in Windows 10

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “REGEDIT.EXE” and hit enter.
  3. Go to this path : “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\” from left hand side.
  4. Check for file “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” on right hand side.
  5. If it’s there, double click on it and change value to 1.
  6. If it’s not there then right click on memory management and select New >> DWORD (32 bit value) and name it as ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
  7. Set the value of this file to 1.
  8. Click OK to save changes.
  9. Reboot your computer for changes to take effect.

Hopefully it will clear all your doubts regarding deleting pagefile.sys in Windows 10. You will also learn to clear pagefile.sys in Windows 10 to save space instead of deleting it which is not recommended. If you have any doubt regarding deletion/removal/clearing of page file of Windows 10 then comment below.

How to Delete SwapFile.sys in Windows 10?

Swapfile.sys file can be found both in Window 8 and Windows 10. Swapfile.sys file is a special kind of of pagefile which is used internally by system to make few paging operations more efficient. It is used to suspend/resume modern Windows apps. It was first introduced in Windows 8 along with pagefile.sys file.

In simple terms, when the system detects pressure in terms of memory then swapfile.sys comes into action. It mainly suspends apps which are not being used by user at that point of time to gain additional memory. It frees up space for the system which can be used for current app or any other important background activity. When the memory pressure on system is low then swapfile.sys will again resume the apps for the user. You can also say if the user switches back to the app then swapfile.sys will resume that app providing it with enough memory to run.

You can say it’s more like hibernating an app until you use it again. Windows 10/8 make use of suspend/resume mechanism for their modern apps which consume a lot of memory if they continue to run in the background even if you are not using it. Hopefully it will clear your doubt regarding swapfile.sys file in Windows 10/8/8.1.

How to Delete swapfile.sys file in Window 10?

Swapfile.sys is a system file. It remains hidden in a folder/drive. So first of all you have to uncheck hide protected operating system files. It can be easily done by going to view of any folder. However follow the steps below to delete swapfile.sys on Windows 10/Windows 8/8.1

  1. Go to C drive. ( Wherever Windows was installed.)
  2. Click on “View” at the top menu.
  3. Click on “Options” at left hand side.
  4. Click on “Change Folder and Search Operations“.
  5. Click on “View tab” in the window that opened.
  6. Scroll down and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files“.
  7. Click Apply and OK.

As soon as you do it, you will be able to see system files such as pagefile.sys, swapfile.sys, bootmgr, bootnxt etc.. in C drive at the bottom.

swapfile.sys in C drive

Step no. 8 – Swapfile.sys isn’t a very big file. It will be around 250 MB. Right Click on the file and Click Delete.

Is it recommended to delete swapfile.sys?

A big NO. It’s not recommended to delete swapfile.sys or pagefile.sys on any given day. It’s there for a reason and that’s why it’s hidden. It’s not a very big file and secondly it’s being managed internally by windows along with pagefile.sys. If you disable pagefile.sys internally from system properties then it will also delete swapfile.sys from C drive. Let it be there and make windows make good use of it to control modern apps which give a good look on Window 10/8.

How to Delete swapfile.sys file Automatically?

Swapfile.sys works along with pagefile.sys. Swapfile.sys can be deleted manually by methods shown above. However it can be deleted automatically as well but it’s not recommended as well. You have to disable pagefile in system properties for automatic removal of swapfile.sys in Windows 10. Follow the steps below to remove swapfile automatically-

  • Go to your System Properties.
  • Click on “Advanced System Settings“.
  • Click on “Advanced tab“.
  • Under performance, click on “Settings“.
  • Switch to “Advanced” tab and press Change.
  • Uncheck the checkbox in front of “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“.
  • Select drive and click on “No paging file” to remove pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys both.
  • Press Set and click on OK.
  • Reboot your computer to take effect.

How to Delete Swapfile.sys using registry in Windows 10?

swapfile.sys file can be deleted using registry as well. If you are unable to delete swapfile.sys using above methods then you can try out this method. Follow the steps below to delete swapfile.sys using registry in Windows:

  1. Go to RUN.
  2. Type “REGEDIT.EXE” and hit enter.
  3. Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management“.
  4. Create a new DWORD 32 bit value. Name it “SwapfileControl” and set it to 0.
  5. Reboot computer to check whether swapfile.sys got deleted or not.

Hopefully it will solve you swapfile.sys problems in Windows 10. If you have any other doubt please comment below.