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GPU cache

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help' started by talkingrock, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. talkingrock

    talkingrock Established Techie7 Member

    Out of nowhere an icon for this showed up on my desktop. Where does it live, can it be discarded?
     
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Desktop icons are usually just shortcuts and are safe to delete.
     
  3. nukecad

    nukecad Established Techie7 Member

    A GPU cache is a graphics processing/rendering cache and may been put on your desktop by Maya, Photoshop, or some other graphics/image processing software.
    Maybe even put there by Windows itself for rendering in one of MS's programmes/apps.
    A folder on the desktop can sometimes show up just when you launch a programme that has had a change to its Graphic User Interface (the things you see onscreen).

    It typically is where the settings you have changed in a graphics/image programme are stored.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_(computing)#GPU_cache

    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/supp...C893BE60-6E65-4F36-8005-FD4D1A0E9822-htm.html
    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-photoshop-cc-performance.html

    You can safely delete the icon from your desktop without affecting the cache.
    (Or you could delete the cache itself, but that would lose your settings for whatever made it in the first place).
     
  4. talkingrock

    talkingrock Established Techie7 Member

    Okay, thanks! It makes sense, just didn't know where it came from.