windows chrome app restart computer

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This may seem like a simple question - but we're running Windows 8 and installed the chrome app player. Both Reboot Computer and Restart player do the same thing - they both only restart the software player. Is the chrome app capable of actually rebooting the computer?
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Alex,

At this time this is a known issue with Chrome App Player. It does not reboot the computer.
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Ok, thanks Blake. Does Rise have plans to add this in? Or should we just set the auto-reboot ourselves?
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Alex,

I was actually mistaken, this is known, but not an issue. Since CAP runs from a browser, we have no way of sending a reboot signal to the OS. The best method to ensure nightly reboots is to schedule a cronjob in Linux, or a reboot using task scheduler in Windows.
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Got it, that's kinda what we figured. We can do that. Thanks!
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I am having the same issue.  So should we be using the Chrome App Player instead of the Rise Player?  I was told that going forward, only updates to CAP was going to happen.  Does the scheduled reboot actually clear the cache so that new media files are downloaded?  I change a media file once a day (weathercast) and it has the same name each day.  On the old Rise Player, the reboot would clear the cache and download the new media.  It does not seem to be happening with the CAP.  What is the directory location of the cached media files in CAP?  Thanks. 
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Bryan,

It looks like the local cache for files in Windows is \Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Storage\ext\mfpgpdablffhbfofnhlpgmokokbahooi\def\File System\primary\p\00
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So are you confirming that the cache is not automatically cleared with Chrome App when it is rebooted like in Rise Player?  Under what circumstances is the cache cleared or refreshed in Chrome App?
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I successfully got a script file to run and clear the cache and brings in the new content.  Where is the AppData folder in Windows 7 Embedded if different?  I cannot find that in the Users directory on a Zotac box.
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Bryan

\appdata\ should always be a subfolder of the \user\ folder.
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It was hidden. Now I feel foolish.  Long day.