Additional cache folders

Started by Faur Florin

Faur Florin

Additional cache folders   06 July 2019, 10:13

I am redirecting a lot of temporary and cache folders from browsers. I am also redirecting Internet Explorer, Java, and several others. From what I am seeing, Cache Relocator redirects only one folder for each browser. But browsers (especially based on Chromium) have several folders where they keep cache files.
What it is your opinion?

I am redirecting these folders:


%LOCALAPPDATA%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon\Profiles

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Code Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\GPUCache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Service Worker\CacheStorage
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Service Worker\CacheStorage
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ShaderCache

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable
%APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Code Cache
%APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\GPUCache
%APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Service Worker\CacheStorage
%APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Service Worker\ScriptCache
%APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\ShaderCache

%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Code Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\GPUCache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Media Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Service Worker\CacheStorage
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Service Worker\ScriptCache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Guest Profile\Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Guest Profile\Code Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Guest Profile\GPUCache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\ShaderCache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\System Profile\Cachex
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\System Profile\Code Cache
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Tor Profile
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Re: Additional cache folders   06 July 2019, 22:41

You are right, the Cache Relocator utility only moves the page cache that contains HTML, CSS, images and scripts from web-pages.

Like you pointed out, there are other cache folders, e.g. GPUCache and Code Cache, but the amount of data in those seems small, and it is unclear whether anything could break if they are relocated.

It's of course OK to try moving other folders, if you are an experienced user and you know what you are doing. You could simply create symbolic links and redirect them to a RAM disk. If anything breaks, simply delete the symbolic links and it will be back in the folders. Once you ensure everything works properly, you can create a batch file to apply these settings on a new computer.

Re: Additional cache folders   17 January 2021, 11:19

Hi Faur,

I am just trying out RAM DISK in general and your question made total sense to me. I saw Andrew's response, but I am wondering where this went for you and if you found a reliable and convenient way to deal with redirecting and managing the many other possible cache folders successfully? And if yes, how.

I have been imaging it would be beneficial to redirect temp stores and caches from browser extensions, an example being suspended tab session data, and so I am reaching out to you given you have probably already explored this ground and figured out either a solution or punted on the idea.

Thanks in advance.

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