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I need to take an image of a drive. I'm working from a bootable CD, so I have the option to decruft before taking the image. The Windows installation on the drive has both hyberfil.sys and pagefile.sys which I would rather not include in the image. If I delete these from the drive, will Windows recreate these files if necessary?


The Windows installation on the drive in question was shut-down cleanly.

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Yes. It would be a better idea to use imaging software intelligent enough not to grab these files in the first place. There are other directories that are similar superfluous.

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