Is it possible to set the Google Chrome cache, persistently?

By wyndham ·
As far as I can tell, the only way to set Google Chrome to use a cache location of your choice is by using a command line parameter (e.g. --disk-cache-dir="K:\Chrome").

The problem with this occurs if you set Google Chrome as your default browser and open (hyper) links (e.g.) from an email. When Google Chrome is opened in this way it uses the default cache location.

Any ideas? Any why is Google so against the idea of making this a setting within Options????? This is what I meant by a persistent setting. One that doesn't have to be 'set' each time the program is run.

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Rename original and make a wrapper to forward your parameters..

by cmatthews In reply to Is it possible to set the ...

..along with whatever parms were sent (programming).

Also you could look it from registry land..
You can monitor/log the registry briefly when clicking on one of those links and change some linking.. It seems a bit more complex.

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No simple solution for Chrome problem

by wyndham In reply to Rename original and make ...

mmmmm Thanks for the reply, but I'm hoping for something a little simpler.

I don't even know how to start following your suggestion. I realise this is a technical forum, but......

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by techrepublic In reply to Rename original and make ...

For others looking to do this, an easy solution is to use Symbolic Links/Junctions to move your cache folder to a new location.

E.g., in Windows 7 command line, do:

mklink /j "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache" "D:\MyCacheFolder"

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