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Google Chrome cache size

Cache – intermediate memory with fast access to most popular files. Exchange data cache is faster than with other types of memory or remote sources.

For example, the cache stored pictures from the website you just visited. And when you visit site again these pictures will not be re-loaded from the server. It will be taken from the cache. Its load is not spent traffic again.

Users of browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera have the opportunity in settings to specify the maximum size of the cache. But with the Google Chrome browser all a bit different – it has a dynamic cache, which is able to expand if necessary.

This has its advantages. For example, it is very convenient when you have limited traffic or low speed internet connection. Cache can store more data.

But if your pc or mobile device up very little space on your hard disk, a large cache may become a problem, because it will take a lot of hard disk space.

Therefore, the best option would be to limit the cache in Google Chrome.

How to limit the cache in Google Chrome

As I said, there are no settings in Chrome to change the cache size. But it is a tricks to limit it:

Go to the properties of the shortcut Google Chrome using the context menu.

In the tab “Shortcut” find field “Object”. It contains approximately the following line:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

You need to add at the end parameter –disk-cache-size=1073741824

Where 1073741824 – cache size in bytes. In my example, it is exactly 1 gigabyte.

It should look like this:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disk-cache-size=1073741824

You can also specify a folder Cache by using the


Example:  “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disk-cache-dir=”с:\сhromeсache”  –disk-cache-size=1073741824

If you want to see what is currently stored in the cache, simply type in the address bar: chrome://cache/


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