When Windows Disk Protection created the cache file, it claimed 50 percent of the free hard disk space (up to a maximum of 40 GB). We recommend leaving the cache file at the maximum size to offer your users plenty of hard disk space in which to perform their activities. However, you do have the option to resize the cache if necessary.

When determining the cache size, you have many variables to consider. Some conditions will put the computer at greater risk of filling the cache file between restarts. You can minimize the risk of filling the cache between restarts by:

To adjust the size of the cache file, click the Change cache file size option, and then, on the Change Cache File Size dialog box, select the desired size of the cache.

To adjust the size of the cache file

  1. Log on as an administrator.

  2. Open Windows SteadyState.

  3. Click Protect the Hard Disk.

  4. Click Change cache file size.

Adjust the slider control on the cache size slider bar to increase or reduce the cache file size, and then click OK.

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The Windows Disk Protection cache file can be a minimum of 2 GB and a maximum of 40 GB of your overall hard disk space.

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