Chrome usage of Hard drive

  martd7 16:25 17 Aug 2018

Ive only been using Chrome for 2 months and every day Ccleaner pops up saying i have 560mb of files to remove,never had this with IE11

Is this usual for Chrome?

  Maria Kaylene 00:42 18 Aug 2018

Well that's the function of CCleaner. It is a simple utility that cleans browser data, cache, cookies, downloads to increase an overall browser speed. If you don't want to run Ccleaner on chrome you can skip it.

  Secret-Squirrel 09:16 18 Aug 2018

Is this usual for Chrome?

Yes it is.

Don't worry about it because Chrome's cache size has a limit and that limit is based on the percentage of free hard drive space so it won't fill your hard drive if left.

It is a simple utility that cleans browser data, cache, cookies,........... to increase an overall browser speed.

Actually it will decrease overall browser speed because webpages and images etc will need to be downloaded again and that's a lot slower than fetching them from a cache on the hard drive.

The only benefit of running CCleaner is if your hard drive is getting dangerously full.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:45 18 Aug 2018

or to remove web pages from the cach that you don't want other people to see :0)

Can really spoil a surprise present.

  martd7 14:49 18 Aug 2018

Thanks all was just concerned wether it's normal behaviour for Chrome

Thanks resolved

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