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the Chrome cache location must be set


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-0032 DTBC-0032 SV-0032r1_rule Medium
Configures the directory that Google Chrome will use for storing cached files on the disk. If you set this policy, Google Chrome will use the provided directory regardless whether the user has specified the '--disk-cache-dir' flag or not. If this policy is left not set the default cache directory will be used and the user will be able to override it with the '--disk-cache-dir' command line flag.
Google Chrome STIG Draft 2012-09-25


Check Text ( C-0032r1_chk )
Universal method(Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox(address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If the policy "DiskCacheDir" is shown and is set to "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache", this is not a finding.

Start regedit
Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\DiskCacheDir
If this key does not exist or is not set to "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache" this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-0032r1_fix)

Valid for Chrome Browser version 13 or later.
Windows Registry:
Registry Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Registry Key: DiskCacheDir
Key Type: String (REG_SZ)
Set the value of the registry key to "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache"

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: "Set disk cache directory"
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache"