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What is Chrome default cache size limit? Where it can be found?

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There's isn't a UI to set the cache size limit, you'll have to do so using command line parameter

 --disk-cache-size=xxx (in bytes)

You can check the Current Cache size & Max size by heading over to chrome://net-internals/#httpCache page

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Yeah, but what size it will have by default, if we do not set it using command line parameter? – demidov-alex Jan 16 '12 at 13:48
@demidov-alex there isn't a default limit, it starts at zero and goes up to 1GB, I believe – Sathya Jan 16 '12 at 14:01
It will be good to find out precision value. – demidov-alex Jan 16 '12 at 16:42
I know this is an aging question, I just want to add for those arriving here via a search engine that simply adding this parameter won't clear the existing (possibly oversized) cache. It will, however, make chrome throw an error in the console about an invalid cache size (because the currently cached data is larger). You'll have to dump the cache directory manually. On Linux it's at ~/.cache/google-chrome (deleting this whole dir is safe). – DanielSmedegaardBuus Oct 3 '12 at 11:52
Thanks for addition. I think it will be better to add this info to the answer. – demidov-alex Nov 2 '12 at 20:56

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