# Can I save the baking cache?

Is it possible at all to save a physics cache with a .blend file, so that when I open it back up, I won't need to cache it again?
P.S. I do understand the implications, that the .blend size can be huge.

• Which cache do you have trouble with? Caches are normally saved to folders in the same location as the blend file, otherwise they would be located within the /tmp directory. Most caches allow you to customise the name and location of the cache folders. – sambler Mar 16 '14 at 14:47
• I thought that the cache can be stored within the .blend file. But now when you've clarified that point I see that cache has the separate location. – valk Mar 16 '14 at 14:51
• @sambler Care to add that as an answer? – gandalf3 Jul 29 '14 at 0:02

By ticking the Disk Cache option the simulation data will be saved to a folder called blendcache_caching, if you give a name to the item in the list by Ctrl clicking it will be used as the beginning of each filename otherwise a random number will be used to distinguish each simulations data in the cache.
While the Disk Cache option is only available after you first save the blend file, fluid and ocean caches will initially be saved within /tmp or c:\tmp on windows if the simulation is run before the file is saved. These temp file caches can be manually moved and adjusted in the cache settings if you bake before saving.