How to change Google Chrome’s Cache Size for better performance on Windows 10

Google Chrome is the world’s most used web browser by the market share it possesses. The main reason behind this is the fact that people feel Google Chrome is faster. This is due to many factors. One of the factors is the size of Cache it can store. Although other browsers can help a user by letting them manage their browser cache size from an interface, Google Chrome does not let the user do it. But this does not mean that it is not possible. In this article, we will be learning how to override the automatic management of cache size in Google Chrome by setting our manual limit.

Change Chrome Cache size on Windows 10

There is only one method that can be used to set and limit Google Chrome’s cache size.

To do that, first of all, start by launching Google Chrome.

Change Chrome Cache size

Right-click on the icon for Google Chrome on the taskbar and again right-click on the entry labeled as Google Chrome. Now click on Properties. It will open the Google Chrome Properties window.

Navigate to the tab labeled as Shortcut.

In the field called Target, type in the following after the whole address,

-disk-cache-size-<size in bytes>

For example, you can enter it as  -disk-cache-size-2147483648.

So it should look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -disk-cache-size-2147483648

Here, 2147483648 is the size of the cache in bytes which is equal to 2 Gigabytes.

Click on Apply and then click on OK for the limit to be set.

Voila! You are done!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.