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fsCachedData

 

I love that I, as a Comcast subscriber, can view all cable channels on my laptop (MacBook Pro) using Firefox. However, one thing I've noticed is that whenever I am viewing a channel on my laptop, the fsCachedData folder fills up. If I watch TV on my laptop for 3-4 hours, there are hundreds of cached files taking up many many Gigabites of hard disk space.

 

Is there a way to have the laptop automatically "flush" the cache when I log out of XFINITY?

 

Thanks.

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LouInVermont wrote:

 

I love that I, as a Comcast subscriber, can view all cable channels on my laptop (MacBook Pro) using Firefox. However, one thing I've noticed is that whenever I am viewing a channel on my laptop, the fsCachedData folder fills up. If I watch TV on my laptop for 3-4 hours, there are hundreds of cached files taking up many many Gigabites of hard disk space.

 

Is there a way to have the laptop automatically "flush" the cache when I log out of XFINITY?

 

Thanks.


Are you using the Xfinity TV app from the Apple App Store on your MacBook Pro?


I am not a Comcast employee; I am just a customer, volunteering my time to help other customers here in the Forums.
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Re: fsCachedData

No, I log in to my Comcast account on my MacBook Pro.

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Re: fsCachedData

It's a problem with the browser. Safari has the same problem.

 

Google Chrome browser does not fill up fsCachedData folder. 

 

I contacted Apple. Will contact Comcast this week.

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FWIW, I'm using Firefox v. 50.1.0

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I have the same problem with a Macbook Pro if watching shows online. There is no ill effect if you remove the folder, so I simply wrote the following bash script and let cron run it daily. 

 

#!/bin/bash

DIR=/private/var/folders/6m/36p_j3ss0zjbfjh3r72qjtw40000gn/C/com.apple.WebKit.Plugin.64/fsCachedData/

LIMIT=1                 

SIZE=$(du -h $DIR | cut -f 1)           

 

if [[ "${SIZE%?}" -ge $LIMIT ]]; then

   rm -r $DIR

fi

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Re: fsCachedData

Thanks, but scripts are outside my expertise.

 

I now use an app named Disk Diag every few days. It clears the cache (and any other designated folders) pretty quickly.