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How to clear the browser cache
Posted by Graham Swift on 17 December 2015 12:17 PM

 

Clearing your browser cache is often the first thing you should do whenever you run into a problem. This tutorial will show you how to clear your cache for most browsers. Regularly clearing your browser cache also improves browser performance. 

Windows

Internet Explorer 7

  1. In the Tools menu, select Internet Options
  2. In the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete
  3. The Delete Browsing History menu will appear. Go to Temporary Internet Files and click Delete files
  4. Click Yes when prompted
  5. Click Close then click OK

Internet Explorer 8

  1. Go to Tools and from the Safety menu, click Delete Browsing History
  2. Check Temporary Internet files and History
  3. Click Delete

Internet Explorer 9

  1. Once your browser is open, click the gear at the top right to open the Tools menu
  2. Select Safety and Delete Browsing History
  3. Select Temporary Internet Files. You will also need to uncheck all the other boxes, especially Preserve Favourites website data. This option makes the window also delete objects from websites in your Favourites folder, which is necessary to completely clear your cache
  4. Click the Delete button near the bottom of the window to perform the operations (i.e. clear your cache by deleting temporary files)
  5. Your computer will work for a moment, and then the process will be complete

Firefox 3.5 or later

  1. Click the Tools menu, then select Clear Recent History. If you don't see the Tools menu, hold down the Alt key then press the T key to access Tools
  2. Choose the time range of cache you'd like to clear
  3. Click on Details and make sure Cache is checked
  4. Click the Clear Now button
  5. Exit and re-launch the browser

Firefox 3.0

  1. Go to Tools and select Options
  2. Go to the Privacy tab and click the Settings button
  3. Make sure Cache is checked on the list of options to clear

Safari 5.1 for Windows

  1. From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari
  2. From the menu, select the items you want to reset, and then click Reset. The option 'Remove all website data' clears both cookies and cache

Safari 4.x for Windows

  1. Once your browser is open, click the Edit menu and select Empty Cache
  2. Click Empty

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper right corner)
  2. Select Options
  3. Click the Under the Bonnet tab
  4. Click Clear browsing data
  5. Select the checkboxes for the types of information you wish to remove
  6. Use the 'Clear data from this period' menu to select the amount of data you want to delete
  7. Click Clear Browsing Data

​OSX

Safari

  1. In the Safari menu, select Empty Cache
  2. Click Empty when prompted

Firefox 3.0

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on Firefox in the upper toolbar and Select Preferences
  3. Click the Privacy Icon
  4. Click Clear Now under the Private Data section
  5. Close window
  6. Exit and re-launch the browser

Firefox 3.5 - 3.6

  1. Click Tools in the upper toolbar and select Clear Recent History
  2. Select the Time Range to clear (drop-down menu)
  3. Select Everything to clear all cache
  4. Click Details to choose which history elements to clear
  5. Click the Clear Now button
  6. Exit and re-launch the browser

Google Chrome

  1. Select Chrome > Clear Browsing Data on the menu bar
  2. Select the checkboxes for the types of information you wish to remove
  3. Use the 'Clear data from this period' menu to select the amount of data you want to delete
  4. Click Clear Browsing Data
 

 

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