How to use Symbolic Link to move Google Chrome AppData folder to other location

Few months back I bought a new high end laptop with i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. Decided to give a shot to “SSD hard disc” over conventional hard disc. Performance of my system is incredibly fast, I have SQL Server, Jenkins, Command line Dataloader jobs, Apex static code analyzer all running almost at same time. Windows OS boots up in almost 2-3 seconds only, as compared to 15-25 sec previously. However because of decision of “SSD Drive” I had to compromise storage capacity. My “C” drive is only around 150 GB however D drive has lot of space. After analyzing many folders, I found that google chrome browser creates its temporary folder in “C” drive even though I have installed it explicitly in “D” drive. I wanted to move “Appdata” folder of google chrome to “D” drive to make sure I have enough space in “c” drive.

I came across “Symbolic link” concept in operating System. In “Symbolic link” folder points to other location and its very useful technique to solve problem of storage. We can create symbolic link of many folder from “c” drive to any other location where we have good enough space. 

Google Desktop Search in Folder

Google desktop from Google has been discontinued, so below article will not be useful.

Now days, the requirement for hard disc in personal computer is increased dramatically. And if the size increased then necessity of software to manage the files and folders also increased.

To manage the documents and easy search, you can convert your system in “Google search enabled System” by just downloading Google desktop from here.

To enable the google search any time click cntrl Key twice and you will get your own google.

Google Desktop SearchJust start typing, you will get two options:

  • Search on Desktop
  • Search on Web