That’s part of the problem (btw, thanks for responding). I can’t find them in Linux itself. I didn’t even know they were there until I tried to do a backup of my /home partition using FreeFileSync (FFS).
When I installed Linux Mint, I put /home on its own partition to simplify backing up my data. I set up FFS to Mirror mode for the /home partition. It’s supposed to compare the files in /home on the computer with what is on the data backup drive. Since it is a first time backup, it will show a list of all the files in the /home partition. That’s when I discovered over 2, 0000 .cache files. Brave itself also had over 2,000 History files which are now gone, according to Brave, but they still show up in the /home partition on my computer in FFS.
As for the path to the cache, it should be in a hidden folder in your home directory called .cache. I don’t have my Mint box handy, just a Solus VM, but if you open your file navigation app (Files?), there should be options in the top part of the window.
If you’re using the GUI, you probably have to change its options to show hidden files. If you go into Terminal, you can type cd ~/.cache/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Default/Cache
and hit Enter/Return, then type ls -al | more
to list the contents a screen at a time. To get out of the ls command, just do ctrl-C. To delete the contents of the Cache folder, type rm *.*
and hit Enter/Return.
To get out of Terminal, type exit
and hit Enter/Return.
I just checked on my Mac and there’s a huge disparity between what Brave says I can clear from the cache (19.7MB) and what’s actually in the Cache folder (194MB, 3907 items). I’ve actually never used Brave’s clear cache feature, instead using CCleaner or the like in Windows and CleanMyMac on Mac. I’d say use the tool from your screenshot to select all the files in the cache and delete them.
To prevent it from getting big again, well, I’m experimenting with using a Chrome command that you can add to a symbolic link to Brave. On the Mac I navigated to the application and used "Brave Browser Nightly" --disk-cache-size=52428800
I’ll follow up with results, hopefully in Mint if I have a chance to get my Mint box going, again.
How do I get to the place for clearing cache and cookies and whatever else is available? Icannot find a place to ask questions nor an email address to send to. Just downloaded this browser an hour or so ago and starting already to pull my hair. I’m using Windows 7 on a desktop.
Whoaaa! There is supposed to be a “Settings” area? I would have fumbled my way to the right place if I had a Settings, which I do not. There is nothing on top of this browser except the pages I have opened.
Did someone slip me a copy that had been out too late on Friday night?