Disabling or moving the Visual Studio 2017 package cache is now generally available
With the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2, the ability to disable or move the package cache is now generally available and documented. Basically, payloads are removed after being installed or repaired, and we will download them again if ever needed (like when repairing the product instance). This does mean if you work offline and need to repair you will need to re-connect to the internet or from wherever you installed Visual Studio (like a network layout).
See our release notes for more information about what’s new in 15.2 and download today!