Chrome Cache Viewer to View/Recover Google Chrome Cache Files

Roxanne updated on Dec 11, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Here are full solutions to view or recover images, videos, scripts, as well as temporary Internet files that you viewed previously on a web page in Google Chrome. Besides, EaseUS data recovery software is recommended to help you recover deleted or lost Google Chrome cache files with ease.

"About a week ago, I saw some beautiful pictures on a web page but forgot to save them to my computer. Is there any way that I can find them from the cache files and recover them quickly?" There are three ways to view Chrome cache files easily. The table below is an overview of the solutions, read detailed content for full steps. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Visit chrome://cache/ Click the address bar at the top of your Google Chrome window, type About: cache into the box...Full steps
Fix 2. Use Chrome extension Open your Chrome browser and go to the Chrome Web Store. Search for "Web Cache Viewer"...Full steps
Fix 3. Use third-party software  You can still view and recover Chrome cache files by using a third-party Chrom cache viewer...Full steps

Google Chrome Cache File Recovery Overview 

Like the above case, sometimes, you might want to view or recover a business logo, an image, an online video or some other web content that you viewed previously on a web page in Google Chrome. Fortunately, cache files make data recovery from Google Chrome possible and easy. In order to speed up access to websites, Google Chrome creates a cache on your computer. The browser cache contains information from Internet sites you have visited. And, if you don't clear it, you can view or recover those temporary Internet files easily from the cache files.

Here, we will show you on how to view and recover Google Chrome cache files with Chrome cache viewer. You can try these tutorials to fully retrieve or extract your data from Google Chrome cache files. 

How to View Chrome Cache Files Easily

There are several ways to access and view Chrome cache files. You can try any or all of them to view cache files in Google Chrome.

View Cache by visiting chrome://cache/ in Chrome 65

You can view chrome caches by visiting chrome://cache and chrome://view-http-cache. But this only works for Chrome 65. In version 65, this feature has been removed because of the bugs.

Step 1. Click the address bar at the top of your Google Chrome window, type "About: cache" into the box and press "Enter." A page will appear with a list of cached files and their addresses.

Step 2. Press the "Ctrl + F" keys on your keyboard to open the find bar. 

Step 3. Type part of the name or address of a cached file into the find box and press "Enter" to find it. Continue pressing "Enter" to page through any matching results.

Step 4. Select and copy the full address of the cached file on the page. Then, open the address in Chrome and press "Enter" to load the file from the cache.

Step 5. Right-click the image, page or script and select "Save As" to save the cached file to your computer.

View Cache Files Using Chrome Extension

If you are using Chrome 66, the above method won't be helpful. However, you can use a Chrome extension to view cache files in Google.

Step 1. Open your Chrome browser and go to the Chrome Web Store.

Step 2. Search for "Web Cache Viewer" and add it on your browser. After installation, you can right-click on any web link in Chrome and choose "Web Cache Viewer". You can choose to view the cached page from either Wayback Machine or Google archive.

Chrom cache viewer

View Chrome Cache Using Third-Party Software

If the first two solutions don't work, you can still have the last chance to view and recover Chrome cache files by using a third-party Chrom cache viewer. As the cache files have no extension, you can't view the content directly unless using a cache viewer.  

In general, the Chrome cache viewer locates and reads the cache folder of Chrome web browser. That is to say; you need to make sure that you have this cache folder on your computer. The Chrome cache location: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache in Windows 10. If you have lost the cache folder, don't worry, you can use hard drive recovery software to retrieve it to recover the Chrome cache files. 

How to recover cache files in Google Chrom on your computer

It doesn't matter you have lost the Chrome cache folder for what reasons, like careless deletion, hard drive formatting, or system crash. You can recover Chrome caches by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Download this program for free, and follow the steps below to restore cache files. 

Step 1. Select a location and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition where you lost data, then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Preview and select the files.

Wait until the scanning completes. If you need to double-click the item to preview the file, then select the data you attempt to recover.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

Click "Recover", choose a location to save the recovered data, then click "OK". You should store the data in another place instead of the original one.

Recover lost data

After the cache files recovery, you can use a free cache viewer to open the Chrome caches. ChromeCacheView is one of the third-party solutions available for Windows to view cache from Google Chrome. Note that if you have cleared the web browser cache recently, the cached webpage already disappeared forever.  

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The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

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It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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