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In the past it was possible to browse the browser cache by visiting chrome://cache/ but it seems to have been (re)moved?

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    Not an answer to your question, but NirSoft ChromeCacheView and ImageCacheView may be of interest. Apr 24 '18 at 10:26
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    Unfortunately those only work on Windows.
    – Carlos
    Apr 24 '18 at 22:09
  • Worked for me, but then I updated to latest version to be sure, and poof, its gone.
    – mxmissile
    May 3 '18 at 20:13
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It was removed on purpose and it won't be coming back.

Both chrome://cache and chrome://view-http-cache have been removed starting chrome 66. They work in version 65.

Workaround

You can check the chrome://chrome-urls/ for complete list of internal Chrome URLs.

The only workaround that comes into my mind is to use menu/more tools/developer tools and having a Network tab selected.

The reason why it was removed is this bug:

The discussion:

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    Well that sucks. :( Is there a workaround for a user loading a page while offline?
    – lowcrawler
    Aug 14 '19 at 20:25
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    The links provided do not explain in any way why this was removed. It seems to be a very useful feature, removed for no reason.
    – krubo
    Sep 28 '19 at 21:34
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    @tukan I read that one. Their consensus seems to be that they themselves rarely use it, and that most people who need it can use "cachetool" instead, which isn't further explained. When I saw "the reason why it was removed is this bug" in this answer I was expecting to read about a security issue or something, not just that the developers don't think it's useful.
    – krubo
    Sep 29 '19 at 13:53
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    can you or someone else please elaborate on the work around? May 9 '20 at 7:31
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    @tukan The developers do "decide what will be in the application" in order to meet the users' needs. Here it's clearly NOT the case, they're against the users' needs.
    – maxxyme
    Feb 6 at 17:34
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It hasn't been moved, it's been removed! Because of the Bug: 811956, 809823

However the cache still exists and is at C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Cache.

You can view/list your cache using a Cache viewer for Google Chrome!

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    On macos the path seems to be ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Application\ Cache Dec 3 '18 at 12:06
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    I get no such file or directory Jun 22 '20 at 16:15

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