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  • Move Chrome or Chromium cache to different Hard Disk

  • Many Other Tutorials That Don't Belong In Any Of The Above Sections Here.
Many Other Tutorials That Don't Belong In Any Of The Above Sections Here.
 #24035  by TheAslan
 28 Oct 2012, 02:19
Small tutorial of how to move your browser cache to different hard disk when using Chrome or Chromium, this is especially good tutorial if you have a SSD and you want to move your cache to HDD, because you want to decrease amount of rewrites to your SSD.

So here's a tutorial:

1. Right click your Chrome or Chromium icon in your desktop or in your taskbar and select Properties, if your Chrome or Chromium is running remember to close it before you go to step 2

2. Then at the Target line type this


2b. Between "" marks you add your new cache path, there has to be a folder, it won't work without it, example

Wrong: "D:\"

Correct: "D:\Chromium"

(It doesn't have to be a word Chromium, you can put whatever you like)

3. So new Target line should look like this

C:\Users\#Username#\AppData\Local\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe --disk-cache-dir="D:\Chromium"

3b. Your browser .exe path may look little different than mine if you're using different versions of Chrome or Chromium

4. Remember to add a space between chrome.exe and --disk-cache-dir="D:\Chromium" because it won't work without it

5. Then just click Apply and OK

6. Then clean your current browser cache, when you next time launch Chrome or Chromium and browse awhile it starts to collect your browser cache to its new hard disk and away from your SSD.

7. If you get a error message after you click Apply then make sure of that Start in line is empty in your Chrome or Chromium shortcut, like this


Small tutorial if you are using a Rocketdock:

1. Drag/drop Chrome.exe into your Rocketdock or right click Rocketdock and select Add Item > File, and then browse your Chrome.exe location and hit open, your Chrome icon should appear into your Rocketdock.

2. Right click your Chrome Rocketdock icon and select Icon Settings

3. There you see 4 different boxes:

Name: chrome.exe (You can change this whatever you like to)
Target: Your Chrome.exe path (Which you just created in Step 1.)
Start in: Highly recommended to keep this box empty (If you're using 3rd party commands In Arguments: line)
Arguments: This is the box where you add your new command (Like you can see you cannot add commands to your Target: line anymore like in Windows taskbar method, you have to add command to this Arguments: box)


Additional Chrome/Chromium commands:

--purge-memory-button (Adds Purge memory button into your Chrome Taskmanager)
--allow-outdated-plugins (Stops that annoying notification which says that your Flashplayer version is outdated)
--enable-easy-off-store-extension-install (Allows you to install Chrome extensions which are not provided from Chrome Webstore)

Here's a link for a similar tutorial what I made for Firefox:

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Last edited by TheAslan on 22 May 2013, 21:13, edited 9 times in total.
 #24038  by Angel
 28 Oct 2012, 13:02
Cool stuff again. It doesn't speed up browsing at all but for SSDs this is brilliant. The cache may be small but if it's being written to 24/7 then your SSD will get slower and slower.
 #24042  by Neuropass
 29 Oct 2012, 03:10
ah nice! never thought about it.