Can I delete WoW\Data\Cache folder contents?

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D:\World of Warcraft\Data\Cache

Will anything extraordinarily bad happen like the game not running and such?

I just thought about it because its 7.81GB of cache files and do I need them or can I delete its contents without resulting in a problem same way as D:\World of Warcraft\Cache?
Any ideas? I know it sounds dumb but still!!!
Yes, you can delete it, but after you do so, your loading screens will be much longer (with the small progress bar below the big one), since the game will again repopulate the cache. So it won't work as a space saver.

E.g., if you want to copy your WoW folder to another computer fast, you can skip copying the ~8Gb data/cache folder.

I don't know details of this new caching mechanism, but I can't quite figure out how much performance you can gain if you cache ~8GB worth of data from the ~16GB normal data files.
Hi,

You can delete this cache, however as explained this may result in longer loading screens as the game needs to rebuilt a local game cache.

This can some some performance issues and crashes however.
Thanks for the responce. :) You can delete/lock this thred.
a guildie told me items real ilvl doesnt show as it really is fx my legs is 895 even though they should be 910. and i need to delete wow cache to make it appear as the right one. is this true?
i have the same issue, boots were 910 now 895, maybe its a bug or something..
01/03/2011 13:04Posted by Gelmkar
Hi,

You can delete this cache, however as explained this may result in longer loading screens as the game needs to rebuilt a local game cache.

This can some some performance issues and crashes however.
I once deleted my cache folder and it made the loading screens shorter and significantly boosted my fps
19/02/2017 10:11Posted by Onceknownn
I once deleted my cache folder and it made the loading screens shorter and significantly boosted my fps

That reply is from 2011, it could well be back then deleting it originally made the loading screens longer until everything was cached. The file system they used was entirely different.
Going to lock this one, there is necroing threads and then there's time travel :P

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