10-15-2020 10:30 AM
10-15-2020 10:30 AM
I'm trying to find how to limit the amount of disk space used by Edge for it's cache/temp files, we have it set to a couple of hundred Mb, but I've seen it exceeds this to well over a Gb.
The group policy documentation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies#diskcachesize says that '...The value specified in this policy isn't a hard boundary but rather a suggestion to the caching system...' .. which is not very helpful/useful.
Does anybody have experience of solving this one?
@DeltaWasp Hello! I confirmed with the team that due to various reasons, like performance issues, the DiskCacheSize policy does not set a hard limit. Also, for a little more information please see the following Issue in Chromium
The team has suggested other policies available in MS Edge that can help with disk cache problems. For example, have you seen https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies#clearcachedimagesandfilesonexit ?
If it is not possible to resolve your issue using other available policies, would you be able to provide more information about your scenario and the problem you are encountering? Thanks!
@Kelly_Y Hi yes we're aware of clearcachedimagesandfilesonexit but we don't want to implement that as it may cause performance issues for internal apps. We have never had an issue like this in IE11.
This behaviour is problematic for us as our desktops are virtual and some users have lost remote connectivity as low disk space has knocked-out the remote access software.
Please note that the eviction process will not run in the first 5 minutes after the browser launches for performance and responsiveness reasons.
To help us understand what caches and other data is contributing to the size you're seeing, can you please go through "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data" and recursively call out the directories contributing the most to the large size you're seeing?