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Can I set up Google Chrome so the browser loads on the SSD but the history is saved on my HDD

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January 17, 2014 8:15:47 AM

and how do I do this?
January 17, 2014 8:33:08 AM

Backtothere said:
and how do I do this?


I dont believe there is a way to do that... Though, i might be wrong... You could install chrome on the HDD though... I dont think there is a lot of difference, since chrome is already the fastest browser.
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January 17, 2014 8:44:43 AM

Xyloriuphon said:
Backtothere said:
and how do I do this?


I dont believe there is a way to do that... Though, i might be wrong... You could install chrome on the HDD though... I dont think there is a lot of difference, since chrome is already the fastest browser.


I'm gonna install it on my SSD, but how BIG can the file get if you use it every day, like does the history build up to be GB's of data because you can only reuse storage space on an SSD so many times.
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January 17, 2014 9:29:05 AM

Backtothere said:
Xyloriuphon said:
Backtothere said:
and how do I do this?


I dont believe there is a way to do that... Though, i might be wrong... You could install chrome on the HDD though... I dont think there is a lot of difference, since chrome is already the fastest browser.


I'm gonna install it on my SSD, but how BIG can the file get if you use it every day, like does the history build up to be GB's of data because you can only reuse storage space on an SSD so many times.


History works in files... When you browse a website, it loads a new file, which is the history... once that is done... it keeps the files... But, when you browse a new website, it creates a new file... Gaining more space doing so... You can download a program called Ccleaner, which cleans internet history and other useful things, speeding up, and freeing space on your computer..

so, in short form, yes.., history will eventually become GB's of space.

EDIT: WOOOH, really weird repost glitch.,.,. SORRY
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January 17, 2014 9:49:22 AM

There really is no point in having just chrome on the ssd when having all temp files on the hdd. It'll run like it's on the hdd. But if you want, you can set up a symbolic link of just the appdata folder. The temp/history/etc can take a couple gb but you shouldn't worry about lifetime. Chrome actually compresses it's history after awhile because it archives. It used to take a couple gb but is usually under 1gb now. Temp files expire and get deleted. Modern 120gb ssds are expected to last around 50 years of normal usage as far as the nand cells dying are concerned. You can delete any browser's history/cache/temp without having to get another software. Chrome is especially good at managing its own files.

To set up a symbolic link, open an elevated command prompt. Type

mklink /d C:\Users\yourusername\AppData E:\AppData

Or where ever you want to put it. If the address has spaces you need to put it in quotation marks like

mklink /d "C:\Users\your username\AppData" "E:\AppData"
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January 17, 2014 10:34:18 PM

Moved the best answer... His actually helps you do something i thought was impossible...:D 
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