Solution for Onedrive for Business consuming a lot of Space on your local hard drive

I use OneDrive for Business to sync my files to Office 365. In my laptop I have 2 SSD drives and I want to sync these files to the 2nd SSD. So I thought that it was enough to sync my files to a folder on this drive. But I found out that when uploading many files the caching folder on the older drive (C:) is consuming many GB’s. The other problem is that Office runs slower that before because it always syncs with the cloud. The reason behind this is that Office Cache files needs to store your state of work.

I found a solution for this problem.

Step 1 – Configure Office Cache Control


Step 2 – Move your Cache Files



The above picture shows the configuration I use. (When running in capacity problems you can change the number of days to keep files in the cache)

It’s recommend that you use a SSD drive to store your Office Cache files. Therefore open regedit and navigate to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Internet


Create a string key value namely OfficeCacheLocation


The value is the location of your caching folder.

Restart your pc.

After rebooting navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OfficeFileCache.

Delete the files in the OfficeFileCache folder.

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