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 PC → View (for Windows 8) / Organize (for Windows 7) → Options → Change folder and search options → View → Show hidden files, folders, and drivers → uncheck Hide protected operating system files checkbox → Apply → OK:
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 sdcard → windows → BstSharedFolder
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 sdcard → Android 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 with → BlueStacks 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.
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).