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Change Windows File Protection cache folder default path

This setting enables you to change the default path of Windows File Protection cache folder.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
You can provide any path although the default path will always be %SystemRoot%\System32 to store the cached versions of the system files. DLLCACHE folder appends itself where ever you give the path. For example, if you give D:\WFPMisc then the actual path will become D:\WFPMisc\DLLCACHE.

Windows saves the cached files always in DLLCACHE folder. Normally, this folder exists in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder. You can control the cache location by modifying the registry key.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\” is not present, create it as explained below. Create a REG_EXPAND_SZ value name "SFCDllCacheDir" (if this value doesn't exist). Right Click on the Option “SFCDllCacheDir”, and from the drop down menu, select Modify. Enter the path as explained above to enable the setting.

Close the registry.

Restart the system.

3. Click the (REG_EXPAND_SZ) Data Type SFCDllCacheDir value name in the right pane.

4. Type if you want to store the cache on C:\MISC\DLLCACHE, enter only C:\MISC as the path in the Value data field, and then click OK.

5. Restart the computer.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Next, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\] and create an Expandable String Value 'SFCDllCacheDir'.

Now, right click on the Expandable String Value 'SFCDllCacheDir' and select 'Modify'.

Finally set a user defined path and click 'OK' to change Windows File Protection cache folder default path.

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