How to move the Microsoft Office File Cache when using Office 2016 and the Next Generation OneDrive Sync Client? - Super User most recent 30 from superuser.com 2018-10-22T03:16:14Z http://asianhospital.com/?id=feeds/question/1238375 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/rdf http://asianhospital.com/?id=q/1238375 1 How to move the Microsoft Office File Cache when using Office 2016 and the Next Generation OneDrive Sync Client? Hauke P. http://asianhospital.com/?id=users/267867 2017-08-07T06:35:45Z 2018-05-29T18:47:55Z <p>I have Office 2016 and use the Next Generation OneDrive Sync Client, both running under Windows 10.</p> <p>My computer has two drives with one partition each:</p> <ul> <li>C: a small solid state disk for OS, applications and some hand-selected files that require high access speeds</li> <li>E: a large hard disk drive</li> </ul> <p>My OneDrive libraries are set to sync with folders on drive E:.</p> <p>I have attempted to upload 135 GB data spread over 85,377 files in 9,273 folders into one of my OneDrive libraries. During upload I realized that OneDrive builds up a huge <code>OfficeFileCache</code> in <code>C:\Users\Hauke\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OfficeFileCache</code>. The <code>OfficeFileCache</code> grew to 25 GB in size - and then my C: drive was full. When this point was reached, OneDrive stopped working with the helpful error message "OneDrive stopped working".</p> <p>I want to keep my <code>OfficeFileCache</code>, and especially I want to keep cached files for the default 14 days. But I want the cache to be built on the E: drive.</p> <p>So my question boils down to: <strong>How do I tell my system to build the <code>OfficeFileCache</code> on the E: drive instead of the C: drive?</strong></p> <hr> <p>By the way: I already tried to modify the system registry as suggested here: <a href="https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/onedrive-wastes-my-ssd-drive-space/981f06da-776b-4e1f-9f88-35db77461e92" rel="nofollow noreferrer">https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/onedrive-wastes-my-ssd-drive-space/981f06da-776b-4e1f-9f88-35db77461e92</a> Unfortunately the key <code>OfficeCacheLocation</code> does not seem to be respected by Office 2016 or the Next Generation OneDrive Sync Client, neither in <code>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Internet</code> nor in the <code>...\16.0\...</code> one.</p> http://asianhospital.com/?id=questions/1238375/how-to-move-the-microsoft-office-file-cache-when-using-office-2016-and-the-next/1326948#1326948 0 Answer by LAROmega for How to move the Microsoft Office File Cache when using Office 2016 and the Next Generation OneDrive Sync Client? LAROmega http://asianhospital.com/?id=users/557543 2018-05-29T18:47:55Z 2018-05-29T18:47:55Z <p>I realize this is an old question, but it was still unanswered and I ran across it looking for something else. In any case, if OneDrive isn't cooperating you can always create a junction to the new folder. I use this for moving folders that don't want to move on their own.</p> <p>You'll want to shutdown OneDrive, move the folder to your E: drive, then open a command prompt. From there <code>cd</code> to <code>C:\Users\&lt;username&gt;\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0</code> and use <code>mklink /j destination source</code></p> <p>So, if you were to move the OfflineFileCache to the root of your E: drive it would be: <code> cd C:\Users\Hauke\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0 mklink /j OfflineFileCache E:\OfflineFileCache</code></p>