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How to move Safari Cache Folder to another drive in Windows?

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Hey everyone I have IE, Chrome, and Firefox installed and I have the Cache move to another drive.

Anyways I just installed Safari but can't figure out how to move the Cache folder to another drive?

Any ideas?

thanks!
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Hello,
I have the same problem - I have quite small SSD primary drive (without TRIM) so I would like to move the Safari Cache Folder (as I did with my other browsers) to another drive
Thank you!
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It looks like I have solved it :-)
I created symbolic link using the system MKLINK command:
mklink /D "c:\\users\\vasek\\appdata\\Local\\Apple Computer\\Safari" "d:\\Caches\\Safari"
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This will get it done for Safari. Open a command window to run as administrator.

1) Make a new destination directory for the cache files.
2) Rename the old cache directory
3) Create a junction to the new cache directory.

md R:\TSafari
cd "C:\Users\Tomei\AppData\Local\Apple Computer"
move Safari Safari-old
mklink /J "C:\users\Tomei\appdata\Local\Apple Computer\Safari" R:\TSafari

Safari will create all the sub-directories it needs on startup.
Remember to clear the cache in the old cache directory.

Edit these commands for your environment. I have an "R" drive set up specifically for cache redirects.

I created a 2 gig ram drive with the Dataram RAMDisk software. It has an image that will load the cache directory R:\TSafari on boot up. It is set up to not save the contents of the ram drive on shutdown, though you could do this. When I reboot cache is then automatically flushed.

This redirect works so well I also use it on Chrome, Dragon, Firefox and SeaMonkey.

I don't notice much if any increase in browser speed using a ram drive. I commonly get over 400Mb of cache with Safair and a couple hundred Mb with the other browsers. Now this clutter never touches the SSD.
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