How to set Firefox Cache Location

By vomacka
May 10, 2015
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  1. I read this article on setting a new cache location folder for Firefox.

    I would like to do this for my FF25 version on my primary C:\ drive. I have no other drives available.

    Is there any benefit (Faster cache access time?) to making a new FF cache folder?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    Changing folder location will only make things faster, if the new location is on a faster drive.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    Read the article carefully. He's using PARTITIONS on one drive and it was done for management, not speed per se. Yes, *IF* you have more than one physical drive *AND* they have different access, r/w ratings, you might be able to measure a miniscule difference in timings.

    BTW: Long know issue in system performance evaluation is that there is a point at which adding a larger cache becomes a detriment and starts to degrade performance. WHY? Because it takes too much time to search a large cache to only result in a no-cache-hit result.

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