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how to move google chrome temp folder?

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I'm using SSD as my O/S drive and google chrome temp folder is there. Is there a way to move the temp folder to another drive to prolong the life of the SSD? I know you can do this with IE and other browsers. But I can't find a way to do this with chrome.

Just to clear, I'm not talking about the download folder which you can set in the options. I'm talking about all the crap that is downloaded when you browse the web.
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post #2 of 4
it took me a couple of days of searching and i didnt find anything.. hopefully some one has figured it out.
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isn't it this C:\Users\[User name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache
Make sure show hidden folders is checked
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Found it!! i remember reading this some time ago...

While you can't exactly "change" the "Cache" directory, you can move/create a different "User Profile" directory all-together. Chrome doesn't rely on some central, system cache directory like IE does, so it isolates everything in to its own "User Data" directory.

To create/change the user data directory for Chrome to use, right-click your Chrome desktop shortcut, and go to Properties. You will see a field called "Target:".

Append the text '--user-data-dir="C:\tmp\new_profile' to the end of it (eg, "...\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir="") This will tell Chrome what profile Directory to use. If it doesn't exist, Chrome will create it, and if it exists, Chrome will use it.

Chrome must be completely closed before editing your shortcut.
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