After a bit of Googling, I'm able to find the location of Chrome cached files on Windows but not on OS X. Would anyone know what the location is for Mac?

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The primary cache is nominally ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome. However the bulk of cached data appears in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome, in particular ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Application Cache.

If you are a Time Machine user, consider excluding the Application Support directories, as they bloat your backup set. Take care to preserve the bookmarks file if that's important to you, as it's mixed into the same directory.

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    Has the cache moved in newer versions? I can't find it in any of these places...
    – Jeff
    Jun 8, 2011 at 17:27
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    @Jeff: I'm using 12.0.742.77 beta and those directories still seem correct. Not sure about dev versions.
    – fideli
    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:03
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    @Jeff, make sure that you're in your user Library folder and not the root directory's Library folder. I made that mistake when initially looking for it.
    – Keefer
    Dec 1, 2011 at 19:08
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    Note that ~/Library is normally hidden in finder. Use Menu -> go and type in 'Library' May 12, 2012 at 19:04
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    Or use menu -> hold down "option/alt" -> link to Library appears for you to click on. Sep 19, 2013 at 1:19

And if you're using RockMelt build - ~/Library/Caches/RockMelt/Default


Open documents Right click and select "Show library" now you can find library in "documents" then follow: Library/Caches/Google/Chrome

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