How to fix the non-responsive Edge

There is no doubt that the newest Microsoft browser – Edge is non-usable for many of us due to its dramatic slowness on certain pages. The good news are: it is a history.
I was very determined to solve this problem. I has been inspired by many ideas spread over Microsoft community forums.
I don’t know why but the solution is to move Edge cache folder to other location. The problem is that Edge doesn’t provide such possibility. This is why we must help on our own.
The Edge’s cache folder is in the following location:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC
We need to copy this folder to other location, but firstly we need to take full ownership of the folder. To do it launch Command Prompt in administrator mode:
1. Close Edge if it’s open. Presss Win+X and choose Command Prompt (Admin)
2. Copy and paste the following command:
takeown /F “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC” /A /R

and press Enter to execute it.

3.  Copy the whole folder AC to other location (in my example this is disk E:\). Use the following command:

robocopy “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC” “E:\Edge Cache” /E /COPYALL /DCOPY:DAT

It maybe take several minutes so be patient.

4.  Rename the original cache folder to whatever name

ren “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC” “AC Backup”

You can delete the folder but be warned that if something goes wrong you will have to reinstall the Edge.

5. Make a symbolic link in the Edge folder with the command:

mklink /D “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC” “E:\Edge Cache”

Notice that the link points to our my cache folder E:\Edge Cache. If you have it in other location just insert full path to it instead the one from my example.

That’s all. Just open the Edge and try some problematic pages. I hope that they will be as responsive as they should be for now.