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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Multiple Page files - single volume

Using GUI , you can define only one page files for each volume. It is possible to create multiple page files for a single volume , it can be done by modifying registry . 

To create multiple paging files on one volume 

  • On the drive or volume you want to hold the paging files, create folders for the number of paging files you want to create on the volume. For example, C:\Pagefile1, C:\Pagefile2, and C:\Pagefile3.
  • Click Start, Click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  • In the left pane, locate and click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement
  • Find the Pagingfiles value, and then double-click it to open it.
  • Remove any existing values, and add the following values:
    c:\pagefile1\pagefile.sys 3000 4000
    c:\pagefile2\pagefile.sys 3000 4000
    c:\pagefile3\Pagefile.sys 3000 4000
  • Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer to cause the changes to take effect.

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