I have actived and created tiles for layers in my Geoserver 2.5 on windows server 2008 R2. In geoserver it states that I have used 583MB in total after seeding the layer in GWC. Strangely I cannot see where the tiles are being created. I have not set an environment variable to move the tile directory anywhere else, so I expected the tiles to be in the data_dir. However the only directory I have is gwc-layers which contains the xml configuration files. So where is the tile cache?
By default the tiles are in data_dir/gwc, if not maybe try fo find file geowebcache.xml - it should be placed in folder with tiles
You are now at GeoWebCache home page and scroll down the page.
Below the page you will see something like this
Storage Locations Config file: /tmp/tomcat7-tomcat7-tmp/geowebcache/geowebcache.xml Local Storage: /tmp/tomcat7-tomcat7-tmp/geowebcache
This is the geowebcache directory where all your tiles are created and stored after seeding a layer.