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Usb Memory Disk As Paging File For Virtual Memory On Windows


I want to know your opinion about usb memory disk as a paging file for windows virtual memory. I am trying to set paging file on usb memory disk, but it is looks windows don't like it and simply ignore it and create paging file on my c: drive. It is looks like paging file is created on usb memory disk, but when i check, there is no swap file on usb memory disk. The usb memory disk still empty. Anyone have experience on it?

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