swap file


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Noun1.swap file - the disk space that is set aside for virtual memory
disc space, disk space - (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
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The swap file (also known as a "page" file), in a Windows operating environment, permits the system to act as though it has more main memory (also known as RAM) than it actually does have (a concept called "virtual memory").
The same information is given about swap file and the business of the CPU.
1, and virtual memory swap files on the C: drive, along with the Oxford World Model, which accesses the disk intensively.
Partition Table Doctor for partition recovery and repair works with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, EXT2, EXT3, SWAP File Systems on different kinds of drive (IDE, ATA, SCSI).
It ensures server performance and availability across the enterprise for the Linux operating system and increases availability by reducing unplanned downtime by setting thresholds for memory, CPU usage, disks, file systems, logs, processes, security and swap file utilization.
0 for Windows NT cleans up the Master File Table, disk free space, swap file, metadata and any open files, for maximum peak performance without rebooting.
0 with support for Windows 2000 Professional, Linux Ext2 and Linux SWAP file systems.
The company's X-Wall ASIC family has been engineered to encrypt/decrypt the entire hard disk bit-by-bit including the boot sector, OS, temp and swap files.
A filesharing module allows users to swap files with friends and business partners.
Other groups might share music downloads and swap files of their favourite singers, or simply chat and find people with whom they want to be friends.