Clearing Your Browser Cache

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Clearing Your Browser Cache

Clearing Your Browser CacheYour web browser's cache stores certain information (snapshots) of webpages you visit on your computer so that they will load more quickly upon future visits and while navigating through websites that use the same images on multiple pages so that you do not download the same image multiple times.

Occasionally your cache can prevent you from seeing updated content, or cause functional problems when stored content conflicts with live content. You can fix many browser problems simply by clearing your cache. 


Chrome

Open settings on Chrome. Click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the browser to the right. Click Settings on the bottom of the menu.

From settings, click Show advanced settings. It's located at the very bottom of the settings section.

Scroll to the privacy section and click Clear Browsing Data.

Select Empty the Cache. Uncheck all other options to avoid deleting browser history, cookies and other things you may wish to retain. Change "Obliterate the following items from" to "the beginning of time".

Press Clear browsing data.

Safari for Mac OS X

Once your browser is open, click the Safari Menu and select Empty Cache.


Safari for Windows

Once your browser is open, click the Gear Icon on the top right.

Reset Safari... This will prompt a screen to open.

Select Remove All Website Data at the very bottom of the prompt. Check or uncheck any other categories you want to reset.

Click Reset


Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11

Once your browser is open, click the Gear Icon at the top right to open the Settings Menu. Then, select Safety and Delete Browsing History.

Select Temporary Internet Files. You will also need to uncheck all of the other boxes, especially Preserve Favorites Website Data. This option makes the window also delete objects from websites in your Favorites folder, which is necessary to completely clear your cache.

Click the Delete button near the bottom of the window to perform the operations (i.e. clear your cache by deleting temporary files).

Your computer will work for a moment, and then the process will be complete.


Internet Explorer 8

Once your browser is open, click the Tools menu. 

Click on Delete Browsing History.

Select Temporary Internet Files.

Click the Delete button near the bottom of the window to delete your temporary files (i.e. clear your cache).

Set your cache to delete every time you close Internet Explorer. If you want the browser to automatically clear the cache whenever you close it, close the 'Delete Browsing History' window, select Internet Options from the Tools menu, and check the Delete Browsing History on Exit checkbox.


Firefox

Go to Clear Recent History.

On a PC, click the Firefox Menu in the top left corner. Next, select the right arrow next to History and click Clear Recent History.

On a Mac, from the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History.

Make sure Details is expanded, then select Cache from the list. Uncheck everything else.

In the Time Range to Clear drop-down, select Everything.

Select Clear Now. Your computer will work for a moment, and the process will be complete.


Last modified: Saturday, 6 July 2019, 3:05 PM