Why does deleting a program cache speed it up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DELTAsnake, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    #1
    World of Warcraft was taking 5 to 10 minutes to load, I had no idea what the problem was then a Guildie suggested deleting the cache files in my library folder. I deleted them and miraculously everything was fixed.

    So why does deleting cache files speed up a program? I would have though it would slow down or even break a program.
     
  2. sth macrumors 6502a

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    That's a WoW-specific problem. Seems like the files had been screwed up.
     

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