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Thursday, August 5, 2010

How to clear your browser cache



What is cache?
Cache, pronounced cash, is a temporary storage place inside your computer.  Your cache stores the files that are downloaded when you visit sites on the internet. That way, when you return to a site at a later time, the system won't have to reload all of the information. Caching makes the site load into your browser more quickly.
Clearing your cache will make your system run faster and smoother. Internet pages will load faster. 

For Internet Explorer:
1. Launch Internet Explorer.
2. Select 
Tools > Internet Options.
3. Click the 
Delete button in the Browsing History section.
4. Click on 
Delete.
5. Close Internet Explorer and re-launch.
For Firefox:
1. Launch Firefox.
2. Select 
Tools > Clear Recent History.
3. In the Clear Recent History pop-up, select "everything" from the "time range to clear" menu.
4. Click on 
Clear Now.
5. Close Firefox and re-launch.

For Google Chrome:
1. Click on the 
Tools menu (the wrench in the upper-right corner).
2. Click on 
Clear browsing data.
3. Check the boxes for the types of information you wish to delete.
•Clear browsing history
•Clear download history
•Empty the cache
•Delete cookies
•Clear saved passwords
Note: You can also choose the period of time for which you wish to delete cached information using the "clear data from this period" dropdown menu.
4. Click on 
Clear Browsing Data.
5. Close and re-launch.
For Safari:
1. From the Safari menu, click 
Empty Cache
2. When asked:  “Are you sure you want to empty the cache?” click 
Empty.
3. From the Safari menu, click 
Preferences.
4. From the Security dialog box, click 
Bookmarks.
5. Click 
Show Cookies.
6. From the Cookie dialog box, click 
Remove All.
7. Click on Done
For Opera 9.x:
1. Select 
Tools > Preferences.
2. Select the 
Advanced tab.
3. Click 
History.
4. In the Disk cache section, click 
Empty Now.
5. Click 
OK to close Preferences.



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