How to install cache on BlueStacks

Some Android applications require cache files. If you want to install game or software cache using BlueStacks emulator, then you need to follow next steps.

Step 1: Copy a cache file

For example, we’ll try to install Castle Clash game. Click on the link and choose to Files tab. Download the application cache (OBB extension) and APK launcher:

Move the cache file to C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder:

If you haven’t found this directory, enter This PCView (for Windows 8) / Organize (for Windows 7) → OptionsChange folder and search optionsViewShow hidden files, folders, and drivers → uncheck Hide protected operating system files checkbox → ApplyOK:

Step 2: Explorer

Launch BlueStacks. Download ES File Explorer or another Android manager to work with files and catalogues in the emulator.

Run ES File Explorer. To enter SharedFolder tap on sdcardwindowsBstSharedFolder

Step 3: Operations

Select your cache file and hold the left button of a mouse:

The operation menu will appear. Tap on Copy button:

Now you have to enter sdcardAndroid folder. If you haven’t see obb category, you should create this one (use New button):

Remember that every application requires a separate folder. To install Castle Clash cache create com.igg.castleclash directory:

Click on it and paste our cache file using Paste button:

Step 4: Applications

Now we can install Castle Clash APK launcher. Use right-click mouse button on APK file and select Open withBlueStacks APK Handler:

After that you can try to launch the game. If you don’t see any warnings, it means that you have successfully installed an app cache.

Important notes

You should know that a cache folder can vary. It depends on a type of your app. And often you can see sdcard\ Android\obb folder. But some games require another directory path:

  • sdcard\gameloft\games\%Application_name% (for Gameloft games).
  • sdcard\Android\Data\%Application_name% (for Electronic Arts games).
  • sdcard\glu\%Application_name% (for Glu games).
  • sdcard\Android\obb\%Application_name% (for other games).