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Cached files

When you build your project, Xenko caches the assets and code in folders inside the project.

You might want to clean the cache if:

  • the cache is taking up too much space on disk

  • assets don't update in-game after you edit or delete them

Clean the cache from Visual Studio

  1. To clean the code cache, under Build, select Clean Solution.

    Clean solution

  2. If you have the Xenko Visual Studio extension installed, you can also clean the asset cache. To do this, under Xenko, select Clean intermediate assets for Solution.

    Clean solution

  3. Rebuild the project to rebuild the cache from scratch.

Clean the cache manually

If cleaning the cache from Visual Studio doesn't work, try deleting the files manually.

  1. Delete the following folders:

    • the binary cache: ~/MyGame/MyGame/Bin

    • the asset cache: ~/MyGame/MyGame/Cache

    • the obj folders in the platform folders for your game (eg ~/MyGame.iOS/obj)

  2. If you're developing for iOS, on your Mac, also delete: ~/Library/Caches/Xamarin/mtbs/builds/MyGame

  3. Rebuild the project to rebuild the cache from scratch.

Clear the Game Studio caches

In addition to the caches Xenko creates for your project, Game Studio keeps caches for the editor.

Asset cache

To speed up asset loading in the editor, Game Studio saves a cache of asset references. It contains data about every asset ever loaded in every project. This means it can grow very large over time.

By default, the folder is in: %temp%/Xenko

[!Tip] To check or change where Game Studio saves the cache, see Edit > Settings > Environment > Build cache directory. Settings

To clean the cache, delete the folder and run Game Studio again.

Settings cache

Game Studio saves editor information (such as window positions and recently-opened projects) in: %AppData%/Xenko

Game Studio also saves information about open tabs and the editor camera position in the .xkpkg.user file in the project folder (eg ~/MyGame/MyGame/MyGame.xkpkg.user).

These files are small, but you might want to delete them if you get Game Studio into a bad state. Deleting them doesn't affect anything in your project.

After you delete cache files, when you start Game Studio, it builds a new cache using the default settings.

[!Tip] You can also reset the Game Studio layout without clearing the cache in Edit > Settings > Interface > Reset Game Studio layout. Reset Game Studio layout

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