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:
- Removing all changes at
restart—Discarding all changes at each restart of the
computer is more effective if you frequently restart the
- Providing for a small number of
users—Generally, fewer users mean fewer changes to system or
program files. Keep in mind, however, that a single user can
sometimes perform an action which claims a large amount of hard
- Setting a high level of
restrictions—Setting a high level of restrictions will
prevent users from performing activities that claim large amounts
of hard disk space. Activities such as downloading files and saving
files to the hard disk can potentially take up large amounts of
disk space. Both of these activities can be restricted on the
User Settings dialog box or the
Set Computer Restrictions dialog
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
Log on as an administrator.
Open Windows SteadyState.
Click Protect the Hard Disk.
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.
|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.|