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    OK, so I'm running XP SP3 totally up to date.
    I have 3 SATA drives as data backup internally and 1 IDE drive with a system partition and two other partitons, one with My Documents on it, one with a couple of Program files installed on it.
    I want to relocate my paging file from C to one of the SATA drives to free up space on my C partition.
    No matter how many times I open my Computer Properties dialog, go to Virtual Memory settings, say no paging file on C and set a paging file minimum and maximum size on one of the SATA drives, I still see that stubborn pagefile.sys file at the root of my C drive at 3.144 GB size.
    Is it really there?
    Am I seeing a hidden file on the SATA drive ghosted onto C?
    Am I really that dumb?
    What the heck am I missing?
    Help...
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    Just to update this issue, after setting a Pagefile on one of the SATA disks and rebooting, the pagefile.sys does in fact show up at the root of the specified partition, but...
    that stubborn old pagefile.sys still shows up at the root of the C partition as well, with a 3 GB size.
    The Computer Properties reports no pagefile on C and the specified pagefile on the SATA drive.
    What am I missing here????

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    Just delete it from the old location. You may have to remove the Hidden and System attributes first.
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    OK, that was easy.
    So why doesn't Windows do that for me?
    Will I have to do it again if I decide to move it back from the other HD?
    Anyway, thanks!
    Ron

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    Normally it should go if No Page file is chosen, followed by Set, followed by rebooting. It always has on mine at least because that's what I do when I defrag a drive and reset the page file when the page file has become fragmented.

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    Conversely I find that a non-active page file seems to hang around, orphaned and lonely, until put out of its misery. (Nothing like a bit of anthropomorphicisation, eh?!)
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    Wow, now that was worth every penny of my dues here!

    I just wonder why my XP doesn't want to work for me like yours does, Byron.

    I may play around with it a little now.

    Hopefully I won't generate any widows and orphans in the process ...

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