Instructions with screenshots on how to clear the cache for all major browsers.
Discussed in this article:
- Internet Explorer 9
- Internet Explorer 8
- Internet Explorer 7
- Firefox 4.0 / 5.0 / 6.0 +
- Chrome v10 +
- Chrome v1 – v9
- Safari for Mac OS X
- Safari for Windows
- Mozilla SeaMonkey
Internet Explorer 9
1. Once your browser is open, click the gear at the top right to open the settings menu. Then, select Safety and Delete Browsing History Or, optionally you may simply press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the Delete Browsing History window.
Open Settings > Safety
2. 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.
Choose what to delete.
3. Click the Delete button near the bottom of the window to perform the operations (i.e. clear your cache by deleting temporary files).
4. Your computer will work for a moment, and then the process will be complete. You've successfully cleared Internet Explorer 9's Cache!
Internet Explorer 8
1. Once your browser is open, click the Tools menu. Or, optionally you may simply press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the Delete Browsing History window (and skip step 2)
2. Click on Delete Browsing History...
Delete Browsing History
3. Select Temporary Internet Files.
4. Click the Delete button near the bottom of the window to delete your temporary files (i.e. clear your cache).
5. If you want the browser to automatically clear the cache whenever you close it, click the Advanced tab. Click to check the box next to the Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed option (in the section labeled Security). Click OK. This will delete everything except cookies.
Note: IE8 has a "feature" which retains some cookies even after you clear your cache if you do not UNCHECK the "Preserve Favorites Website Data." If you truly need to clear your cache, you will want to uncheck this!
Internet Explorer 7
1. Open IE 7 and click the Tools menu. Click the Delete Browsing History link at the top.
2. Under the Temporary Internet Files heading, click Delete files...
3. Click Yes when you see the prompt asking if you are sure you want to delete all temporary files.
4. Alternatively, clear your cache for just the current page you're visiting. Press and hold [Ctrl] on your keyboard, then Press [F5] or click on the Refresh button (square button on the toolbar with opposite-facing arrows).
Firefox 4.0/ 5.0/ 6.0/ +
1. Click the Firefox menu in the top left corner. Next, select the right arrow next to History >, and click Clear Recent History (or click on Tools then Clear Recent History if you don't have the Firefox Menu) Or, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the recent history window.
2. Make sure 'Details' is expanded, then select Cache from the list. Uncheck everything else.
3. In the Time Range to Clear: drop down, select Everything.
4. Select Clear Now.
5. Your computer will work for a moment, and the process will be complete. You've successfully cleared Firefox's Cache!
Chrome v10 +
1. Once your browser is open, select the Wrench icon (the settings menu, located in the upper-right corner) then, Tools, and Clear Browsing Data.... You can also access the Delete Browsing History window by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete, or clicking on this link: [chrome://settings/clearBrowserData].
2. Select the Empty the cache check-box. Uncheck everything else to avoid deleting data unintentionally.
3. In the Obliterate the following items from: dropdown menu, select the beginning of time
4. Click the Clear Browsing Data button. Chrome will work for a moment, and then the process will be done. You've successfully cleared Chrome's Cache!
Chrome v1 - V9
1. Once your browser is open, select the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper-right corner) and select Options (Preferences on Mac).
2. On the Under the Hood tab, click the Clear Browsing data... button
3. Select the Empty the cache check-box.
4. You can also choose the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the Clear data from this period dropdown menu.
5. Click the Clear Browsing Data button
Safari for Mac OS X
1. Once your browser is open, click the Safari menu and select Empty Cache.
Click "Empty Cache".
2. Click Empty
Safari for Windows
1. Once your browser is open, click the Edit menu and select Empty Cache.
2. Click Empty
1. Once your browser is open, select the settings menu and click delete private data.
2. Click the details button.
3. If you do not wish to delete cookies, saved passwords, etc., remove checks from them in the list.
4. Press delete
5. If you are using the browser, go to History (accessible from the start page (press start button) & extended toolbar) and touch Delete All.
6. Then go to the start page again and touch Settings.
7. Then scroll down until you find Delete Cookies and touch that.
1. Once your browser is open, click the Edit menu and select Preferences.
2. In the left-side list, open the Advanced node and select Cache.
3. Click the Clear Cache button.
1. Once your browser is open, click the Settings menu and select Configure Konqueror.
2. Scroll down in the list of images and select Cache.
3. Click Clear Cache.
1. Click on Settings from the home page.
2. Scroll down until you see "Safari." Click on it to bring up the option page.
3. Click "Clear Cookies and Data."A popup box will appear. Click "Clear Cookies and Data" again to confirm your choice.
1. Open the Browser application.
2. Select the menu key.
3. Select More.
4. Select Settings
5. Select Clear Cache
6. Select OK.