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SilentWalker
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Where is the Google Chrome Portable cache folder?

I searched the Data directory and I could not find a cache folder.

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Anyone?

Anyone?

Bruce Pascoe
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There is none.

Chrome Portable, like FFP, doesn't save the cache by default.

Note that unlike Firefox however, there's no way to turn the cache off completely in Chrome, so while it's running the cache is stored in the local temp directory (%TEMP%), but then it's immediately deleted when you exit Chrome.

So anyway, yeah, no surprise that you couldn't find it. Smile

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Awww :(

Can someone make a launcher that copies the cache folder back into the Data directory?

And why did you all disable caching in Chrome? Do you all intend to give an 'option' to enable/disable it any time soon?

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you might be only one

with this wish.
MOst people try to avaoid any kind of cache in portable apps, since this either makes the apps not portable any more or difficult to use on the media it is meant to be used for - usb flash sticks.

If you have cache to be written to the stick, all will become useless slow. You will not be able to use such browser very efficiently any more. It will work fine if your media is portabel hard drive for example, but not for the generic usb stick from the discount shop at next corner.

And imagine in your case: ususal cache of let say 50mb to be written each time back to the stick when you exit the browser? How long does 50mb write take to an average usb stick? And how much extra write stress for the flash chips is produced by this?

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Stuff like this really annoys

Stuff like this really annoys me. Someone points out a limitation of a piece of software in a forum, constructive criticism or simply a question and some over defensive fanboy tries to make him feel stupid.

Do you really think this is the only person on earth that would benefit from a persistent cache folder? Thousands of people would use media fast enough to benefit from this. I don't have a problem with Chrome portable not have a persistent cache folder that's up to the developers but I do dislike forum fanboys pushing people down because they dare to question a certain piece of software.

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Did you realize that you

Did you realize that you answered to a six years old post? Who would be interested in another answer right now?

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Yup I do realize it was a

Yup I do realize it was a very old post but I saw the poster was last active yesterday. It's the attitude I find frustrating.and it's very common in software forums.

Edit: That's another forum fanboy cliche. When someone points out something rude or silly tell them it doesn't count because they've put it in a old thread.

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Antagonistic

In fairness, you registered for an online forum for the sole purpose of posting an antagonistic reply to a six year old comment. A comment that has no real bearing on the topic and that anyone subscribed to the topic from 6 years ago has now received in their email inbox. Stop and think about that out of the context of what you're replying to for a moment. I think now would be the opportune time to let it go. We build portable software here. If you have something productive to add, that's great, please do so. If your sole purpose in registering was to criticize someone's forum etiquette six years ago and now wish to debate the point further within a 6 year old thread, that is neither productive nor contributing to us building cool software. And that type of thing is not what these forums are for.

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The cache folder is saved in

The cache folder is saved in %TEMP%\GoogleChromePortable.

This keeps everything fast. Smile

Sorry for the slow reply, new job plus new gaming computer keeping me busy. Wink

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is there a way to avoid to clear the cache on exit

Hi

is there a way to avoid to clear the cache on exit?

thanks

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Slow reply again... cache is

Slow reply again... cache is already cleared on exit if you keep the default behavior of putting it in %TEMP%. Otherwise it is stored with your user profile on your portable device so won't be cleared.

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I hope

I hope the developer release chrome that support cache for my external hard disk
really need it because my ISP is very slow

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There are two solutions for

There are two solutions for you:

1) Modify the launcher to point to your external drive.
2) Move your Temp folder to your external drive.

Google around for #2. #1 just involves editing the launcher to point to your external drive instead of %TEMP% and recompiling the launcher with NSIS.

A warning first though:

USB2.0 drives, old or new, have a limit of about 20mb/s thanks to the USB2.0 protocol limits. Even my 7 year old internal drive gets speeds 3 times faster than that. Unless you are using USB3.0 your external drive is going to be slower than an internal one.

I would recommend you run a drive benchmarking app to measure the speed of all your drives before moving anything around.

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all is right but one detail

namely:
>USB2.0 drives, old or new, have a limit of about 20mb/s thanks to the USB2.0 protocol limits. Even my 7 year old internal drive gets speeds 3 times faster than that. Unless you are using USB3.0 your external drive is going to be slower than an internal one.

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I use GoogleChromePortable

I use GoogleChromePortable from an encrypted volume which I sync between computers and flashdrives. I run the programs from the one on the PC. This way everything runs fast and my data is backed up. When running from the PC, the cache is something you really want to have because it's much slower without. Also, it's important the cache isn't saved to the main disk, because even if deleted the files can still be recovered and pose a privacy risk.

I have a workaround. I use Chrome's command-line switches to set the cache size and location. For example:

GoogleChromePortable.exe --disk-cache-dir=M:\programs\GoogleChromePortable\Data\profile\Default --disk-cache-size=26214400

This assumes you mount the volume to the same drive letter on every computer. This solution is based on this thread: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/LDMrYVi3KXI

Also note concerning flashdrives, it's not just their read/write speed you have to worry about. Unlike disk drives which have unlimited writes and only wear out when spinning, flashdrives wear out with each write. So, it's usually not a good idea to store cache data on them.

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It's put in %TEMP% for speed.

It's put in %TEMP% for speed. IIRC there is a flag in the GoogleChromePortable.ini file to remove this behavior.

[Edit: OK I already replied to this... two years ago... lol...]

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retrieving passwords in chromeportable on vhd

I have a new build, and I'm running chrome portable.
I've unsynced, because I had duplicate bookmark issues...
If I log in to my old VHD and run chromeportable (which isn't even stored on the system VHDs, btw - have an aux.vhd I mount, with apps @ \os\myapps\... )
I can still see my cached passwords in chrome.

If I check chrome://passwords on the new build, there's about 2, or 3 (depending on 'when' I'm at in my backup/snapshot vhds)...

I've monitored both drive's, from the root, ie C: (for userdata\entries) and L: (\os\myapps\googlechromeportable\)

I see the temp folder being accessed
C:\Users\Jonny\AppData\Local\Temp\GoogleChromePortable\Cache
(using nirsoft folderchangesview :_

But I can't seem to find where this password data is at.

L:\OS\MyApps\GoogleChromePortable\Data\profile
L:\OS\MyApps\GoogleChromePortable\Data\profile\Profile 1

c:\...{somewhere} is what my intuition tells me, I'm sure I found this answer less than a year ago!

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