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Access was denied to pagefile.sys

When running Norton AntiVirus scan, access was denied to pagefile.sys. According to the search option, the file does not exist. What is the problem?
The pagefile.sys is a system file that is also hidden from normal viewing. You can see it by changing the viewing preference option. Open a view to the C drive and select the "Tools" menu. Then select the "Folder Options" menu and click on the "View" tab. The option you want to un-check is the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).? It will display a message box confirming this is what you want to do. Select "Ok" and you will then see all of the hidden system files including pagefile.sys.
This was first published in July 2001

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