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How to change Opera's cache location from one drive to another?

  • I'm looking for a simple, safe and stable solution.

  • You need to use a command line.

  • Which one?

  • Changing Opera Cache Files Directory
    As you can see I have two drives, a Solid State Drive for my Windows and a hard disk drive which have 3 partitions. I used my drive F for my temporary internet files in order to extend the life of my SSD. However, if you don’t have this kind of setup you can use your drive D to create a .

    2 .In order to change the location of Opera Cache, you have to use your windows search and type “CMD”. Once done, right click the Command Prompt then choose Run as administrator.

    1. Awhile ago, you have deleted a two folder which is the Cache and Media Cache. Now you will have to create a new folder via Symbolic links.Awhile ago, you have deleted a two folder which is the Cache and Media Cache. Now you will have to create a new folder via Symbolic links.

    2. To create Symbolic links you have to type the following command as shown below.
      **My configuration based on my setup. **
      /D “C:\Users\borbon\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Cache” F:\OperaCache

    “C:\Users\borbon\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Media Cache” F:\OperaMediaCache

    **Default – Simply copy, paste & edit this command based on your preferred destination. **

    mklink /D “C:\Users\AdminName\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Cache” D:\OperaCache

    /D “C:\Users\AdminName\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Media Cache” D:\OperaMediaCache

    Checking the new Opera cache destination

    1. One done, you can go back to your Local folder Open Software Opera Stable on your drive C and you will find newly created a folder which is pointed to your new Opera cache file directory.

    2. To check go simply right-click the folder and choose properties. As shown below, it was redirected to my drive F.

    Let me know in the comment section below if this guide helped you. Thanks!