There's a cache I am supposed to clean, but I don't remember what it is. Help? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

There's a cache I am supposed to clean, but I don't remember what it is. Help?

I have heard that there is a data cache that builds up over time, and that clearing it frees up a good chunk of space to no affect on the game itself. Does anyone remember what that cache is called and where it is in my files? I haven't touched any of that stuff since I started a little over a year ago...

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  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2020

    In the %temp% folder (enter %temp% into a folder's address bar and press enter), GW2 will create folders beginning with gw2cache to store temporary data used by the launcher, trading post and gem store. A new folder will be created with every patch and these folders can range from a few KB to a few hundred MB.

    The other "cache" is Local.dat, which can be found under %appdata%/Guild Wars 2/. This is where your hardware-related settings (login, graphics, sound) and patch information is stored. The file will bloat over time, which may affect load times and cause other odd problems. A new file is around 20~30MB, ~50 is normal, 100+ is bad.