Web Browsers: How to Clear the Cache


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How to Clear the Cache in a Web Browser?

Your Web Browser's Cache is a special area of memory that is used to improve performance by storing Internet content temporarily for quick recovery.

  • Browsers Included:   Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Internet Explorer.

    the Chrome Logo 
(View Detailed Instructions)

1. Open Chrome.
2. Click the Tools menu.  tools menu logo
3. Click Settings | Show Advanced Settings.
4. Under Privacy, click Clear Browsing Data.
5. Select the information you will delete by checking the corresponding boxes, or delete all history from a certain date by using the dropdown menu.
6. Exit & Re-launch Chrome.

    the mozilla logo
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1. Open Firefox.
2. Select the Firefox drop-down menu & Click History.
3. Select Clear Recent History.
4. Select Everything in the Time Range & Click the down-arrow next to Details.
5. Check the Cache checkbox ONLY.
6. Click Clear Now & Click OK.
7. Exit & Re-launch Firefox.

    the safari logo
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1. Open Safari & Click Safari Settings icon on the menu bar.
2. Select Reset Safari, located on the drop-down menu.
3. Decide on the information you would like to Delete & Select it by checking the corresponding check boxes.
4. Click Reset when you are finished.
5. Exit & Re-launch Safari.

      the Internet Explorer Logo
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1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Select Tools & Click Safety.
3. Select Delete Browsing History.  (OR Use the shortcut:  [Ctrl+Shift+Del])
4. Remove the check mark next to Preserve Favorites Website Data.
5. Check Temporary Internet Files and Cookies & Click Delete.
6. Exit & Re-launch Internet Explorer.

the Microsoft edge icon

(View Detailed Instructions)

1. Open Microsoft Edge.
2. Select the three dots at the top right of your screen.
3. Click Settings at the bottom of the menu.
4. Click Choose what to clear under Clear browsing data.
5. Select Cached data and files and click Clear.

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