Windows 10: Microsoft Edge: Possible to move browsing cache to secondary drive?


  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro (15063.138)
       21 Jun 2015 #1

    Microsoft Edge: Possible to move browsing cache to secondary drive?


    Title pretty much sums it up, is there a way to move the browsing cache from Microsoft Edge to a secondary drive?

    Thanks!
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    Move IE cache under Windows 10


    SlackerITGuy said: View Post
    Title pretty much sums it up, is there a way to move the browsing cache from Microsoft Edge to a secondary drive?

    Thanks!
    Yes! It can be done pretty much as it was in Windows 7/8
    Just click start and select Settings.
    In Settings type cache into the search box
    select the first item 'Change temporary internet file settings'.
    Now you are on familiar ground, so just continue...
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 x64 Professional
       09 Dec 2015 #3

    I know this is an old thread, but it's one of the first to come up in a search on this topic. The proposed solution above is not correct. That changes the Internet Explorer cache, not the Edge cache. As far as I know, Edge offers no way to move the cache location through the app itself, which is the primary reason I'm still using IE. I'm currently contemplating using mklink to redirect the folder to a Ramdisk.

    For anyone who's interested in trying that approach, the directory where Edge stores its cache files is:

    C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Cache

    To execute the mklink command, you'd issue something like this at a command prompt run as administrator, obviously editing for your username and for your desired destination - my example is to a directory named EdgeCache on a volatile Ramdisk with driver letter R.

    mklink /J "C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Cac he" "R:\EdgeCache"

    (EDIT: Not sure why the post is inserting a space in the word "cache" in that example, it's not there in edit mode. Be sure to remove it if you're doing a cut and paste.)

    Full disclosure: I haven't tried this myself yet, but it should work. I'm just holding off trying to think of any way this could cause an issue. I presume mklink is still operative in safe mode, for example, but I am not 100% certain.
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  4.    08 Jan 2016 #4

    Qwinn said: View Post
    I know this is an old thread, but it's one of the first to come up in a search on this topic. The proposed solution above is not correct. That changes the Internet Explorer cache, not the Edge cache. As far as I know, Edge offers no way to move the cache location through the app itself, which is the primary reason I'm still using IE. I'm currently contemplating using mklink to redirect the folder to a Ramdisk.

    For anyone who's interested in trying that approach, the directory where Edge stores its cache files is:

    C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Cache

    To execute the mklink command, you'd issue something like this at a command prompt run as administrator, obviously editing for your username and for your desired destination - my example is to a directory named EdgeCache on a volatile Ramdisk with driver letter R.

    mklink /J "C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Cac he" "R:\EdgeCache"

    (EDIT: Not sure why the post is inserting a space in the word "cache" in that example, it's not there in edit mode. Be sure to remove it if you're doing a cut and paste.)

    Full disclosure: I haven't tried this myself yet, but it should work. I'm just holding off trying to think of any way this could cause an issue. I presume mklink is still operative in safe mode, for example, but I am not 100% certain.
    You had the link and target reversed - but, when fixed, it works as advertised. I set up a RAM disk and now it write to ram instead of my twin 750Gb Samsun 850 EVO's that are my primary drive.
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  5. Posts : 58
    windows 10 professional 64 bit
       22 Mar 2017 #5

    i did this and i have a different result.
    why it successfully made a junction, the cache contents are now being written and read from both locations simultaneously.
    i did locate some registry keys for the cache folders and added additional string keys named "CachePath" but these did not work as well.
    my only real need to use "Edge" is to obtain 2K & 4K video from Netflix so i dont think a cache folder is that important in my case since my primary browsers all have their caches located to a secondary location.
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