Using SharePoint 2013 and experiencing an issue with resetting Search index and found a few articles that explain how to clear the cache.

In the APP Server, 6 GUID folders exist 3 of which contain a cache.ini file.


In the WFE 4 Guid Folders exist 2 which contain cache.ini


So not sure which folder(s) I should be looking at. Maybe the modified date is something to go by?

I checked SharePoint 2010 – Clearing the Configuration Cache

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Yes you are right, the folder having current modified date has the cache.ini folders.

As per pictures from both servers, you open 25/05/2017's folder.

Leave other folders as is.

  • Can the other folders be deleted? Are these folders created every time the config wizard runs? May 25, 2017 at 13:10
  • I won't delete them, as these were created by SharePoint. I have couple of folders on each of my servers.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 25, 2017 at 13:12
  • Looks all good. The WFE chace.ini has number 5929763 , and App has 5929755 May 25, 2017 at 15:24
  • this is normal, it is little different between the servers.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 25, 2017 at 15:35

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