[Solved] change edge cache

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  1. MDL_2015

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    #1 MDL_2015, May 7, 2016
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    I have bought an ssd drive, and I want to create a RAM disk for the temporary files of Windows and edge.


    In IE11 it was very simple, but using CCleaner I have seen that edge makes use of these folders:


    for cache:
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Cache
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\AppCache
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\Cache
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\AppCache
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\MicrosoftEdge\Cache
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\AppCache
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!121\MicrosoftEdge\Cache


    for history:
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\History
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\History
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\MicrosoftEdge\History
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!121\MicrosoftEdge\History


    for cookies...


    Do you know any more elegant way than having to make a mklink for each folder?
     
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    #4 MDL_2015, May 8, 2016
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    Thanks to both of you.

    hb860:

    • That page had already seen, and as it says... "A possible workaround is to create a symbolic link but it is not recommended and may cause issues.".
    • The steps explain how to move the cache to another unit -using robocopy-, but I do not think it will be very handy with a RAMDISK.

    We will wait to see if they fix it in new versions.
     
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    So, robocopy is required. Period :)
     
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