How to Move Google Chrome Cache Folder (Microsoft Windows)

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Published on 31 Jan 2020 / In Website Software & Tools

1. Locate the Google cache folder.
C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
(This should work on all computers, because I used %username% does not work in Windows 10. For Windows 10 find your user name and put it in.)

2. Delete or rename the cache folder. If you do not do this, you will get an error which states. Cannot create a file when that file already exists . You cannot link a folder which exists; therefore, you must delete or change the folder name.

3. Open Command Prompt, use the Mklink command.
Format: Mklink /d "Source Directory" "Target Target"
Examples used in this video

mklink /d "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache" "E:\Cache\Chrome_Cache"
(Chrome Cache Folder was moved E:\Cachce\Chrome_Cache)

mklink /d "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Media Cache" "E:\Cache\Chrome_MediaCache"
(Chrome Media Cache folder was moved to E:\Cache\Chrome_MediaCache folder)

To Undo it:

1. Go to
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default , and delete the cache folder or folders you created. After that, chrome will automatically create another cache folder.

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