How Do You Clear Your Web Browser's Cache?


Quick Answer

To clear the cache in Internet Explorer 11, access the Delete Browsing History screen via the Tools menu or the keyboard shortcut, and remove the temporary Internet files. If you’re using Google Chrome, open the Clear Browsing Data screen, and delete the cached images and files.

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How Do You Clear Your Web Browser's Cache?
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Full Answer

In Internet Explorer 11, click on the cogwheel button in the upper right corner, hover over the Safety option in the drop-down menu, and select the Delete Browsing History. Alternatively, press the Delete key while holding down Ctrl and Shift. If you only want to clear the cache, uncheck all the boxes except the one next to the Temporary Internet Files option, and click Delete. To have Internet Explorer 11 automatically clear the cache each time you close the browser, click on Internet Options in the Tools menu, check the box next to the Delete Browsing History on Exit option, and click OK.

In Google Chrome, click on the Menu button, hover over the More Tools option, and click on Clear Browsing Data. Open the drop-down menu, select the Beginning of Time option, check the box next to the Cached Images and Files line, and click on the Clear Browsing Data button. If you’re using Firefox, click on the Menu button, click on Options, click on Advanced, and open the Network tab. Navigate to the Cached Web Content section, and click on the Clear Now button.

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