How to Clear Your Internet Browser's Cache
Your computer stores recently viewed web pages in what is called the cache, or temporary internet files.
If the cache fills up, your computer may slow down or suffer other performance issues.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows Only)
If you use Internet Explorer, Microsoft has provided a handy guide to deleting the Temporary Internet Files folder: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260897.
- At the top of your browser window, click the Tools menu, then click Options.
- Click the Privacy tab, and then click Settings under Private Data.
- In the Clear Private Data window, be sure Cache is selected, and then click OK.
- In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click the Tools menu, then click Clear Recent History....
- Choose Everything from the pulldown menu at the top of the Clear All History window.
- Be sure Cache is selected, and then click Clear Now.
- At the top-right of the Google Chrome window, click the menu icon (3 horizontal lines).
- Select Tools and Clear Browsing Data...
- Choose the beginning of time from the pulldown menu.
- Make sure Empty the Cache is checked and click Clear Browsing Data.