Unless you configure your web browsers to do otherwise, they keep a comprehensive record of your browsing activity. For instance, the sites you frequently visit and the content you often consume on these sites. It does this to allow the webpages to load faster. Though, in the process, it utilizes a lot of memory. If you are wary of this activity, restrict Microsoft Edge’s Cache Size in Windows 10.
Increase or Decrease Browser Cache Size in Microsoft Edge browser
Some users reported that even with only a few tabs open, Edge starts consuming a lot of RAM. You can fix this issue by limiting the cache size of Edge. Follow the instructions given here to change the Microsoft Edge Cache Size.
Right-click the Microsoft’s Edge icon on the taskbar/start menu, and from the list of options displayed select ‘Properties.’
The Microsoft Edge Properties window will open. Switch to the tab labeled as ‘Shortcuts.’
In the Target field of the Properties window, add the following text at the end of the string given.
-disk-cache-size-<size in bytes>
For example, you can enter it as -disk-cache-size-2147483648.
The complete field should look something like this –
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory=Default" -disk-cache-size-2147483648
Note that – 2147483648 is the cache’s size in bytes, which is equal to 2 Gigabytes. If you would like to decrease this to a bare minimum, enter the value of your choice. We recommend you not to reduce it below 1 Gb i;e 1073741824 bytes.
Click ‘Apply‘ and then click on OK to save the changes.
If you are prompted about Administrator’s permission to make the changes, disregard the message and click ‘Continue‘ to complete the process.