cache

(redirected from Cache File)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.

cache

A storage area on a PC’s hard drive where the browser temporarily stores web pages and/or graphic elements.
References in periodicals archive ?
For writes either from the user or the backup application, the old data is first copied to the cache file before the write is passed to the hard drive.
Recovered cache files only represent what the user actually saw on the computer screen.
WAFS products will cache files in a read-write mode at remote locations, thus speeding up data access for remote users tremendously.
The Utilities and Cleansweep programs get rid of temporary cache files, history items, and cookies and provide single-button checks of the system.
One is NetCache 5.0 software, the guts of the company's caching appliances, which adds the ability to cache files for video-on-demand applications.
The program enables you to get rid of Internet cache files, temp files, duplicate and junk files, it costs $39.95.