Q. How can I view or flush my BranchCache?

A. Use the command below to check how much data is in a local machine's BranchCache.

netsh branchcache show status all

For example,

C:\Users\administrator>netsh branchcache show status all

BranchCache Service Status:
Service Mode = Distributed Caching (Set By Group Policy)
Serve peers on battery power = Disabled
Current Status = Running
Service Start Type = Manual
This machine is not configured as a hosted cache client.

Local Cache Status:
Maximum Cache Size = 5% of hard disk
Active Current Cache Size = 10748576 Bytes
Local Cache Location = C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService
\AppData\Local\PeerDistRepub (Default)

To flush the cache, use the command

netsh branchcache flush

For example,

C:\Users\administrator>netsh branchcache flush
Flushing Local Cache... Succeeded
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