About files that are excluded from drive-based backups

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About files that are excluded from drive-based backups

The following files are intentionally excluded from drive-based backups:

  • hiberfil.sys

  • pagefile.sys

These files contain temporary data that can take up a large amount of disk space. They are not needed, and there is no negative impact to your computer system after a complete system recovery.

These file names do appear in recovery points, but they are placeholders. They contain no data.

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.

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