Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari
Every time you access a file through your web browser it stores the information so it does not have to keep retrieving the same files or images from the remote web site each time you click back or forward. It is necessary to keep clearing the caches data periodically to allow browser work efficiently and effectively because it will keep storing information about your browsing history until you clear it.
Steps for Google Chrome
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click the Chrome menu icon of three dots in the top-right corner and below the cross button of the chrome window.
- Go to “More tools” and click “Clear browsing data…” from the list of options that have appeared.
- The Setting window will appear with a small window of “Clear browsing data” with two tabs “Basic” and “Advanced”
- In the Basic tab, select or check the box for cache images and files and uncheck rest that you do not want to erase.
- Click “Clear data” to delete.
Steps for Firefox
- Open the Firefox browser.
- Click the menu icon from the top-right corner of the Firefox window.
- Click “Library” from the menu options that have appeared.
- Now a list of library menu will appear click “History” from the list options.
- Then another list of options will appear under history, click “Clear Recent History…” from the list.
- A small window of Clear Recent History will appear for the time range selection. Select the time range according to your preference to delete cache data from that time range.
- Also, check the boxes for data you want to erase.
- Click “Clear Now” to erase.
Steps for Microsoft Edge
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Click the menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
- Scroll down menu options to the last option and click “Settings”
- In Settings, under Clear browsing data click “Choose what to clear” button.
- Check or select the boxes you need to clear such as “Cached data and files” to erase cache data.
- Click “Clear” to delete.
Steps for Internet Explorer
- Open the Internet Explorer Browser.
- Click settings icon from the top-right corner of the window.
- Click “Internet options” from the list of options.
- A small window of internet options will appear with the “General” tab on. Down under Browsing history.
- Click “Delete”
- Select or check the boxes for data you want to erase.
- Click “Delete” again to continue.
- Click “Apply and then “OK”.
Steps for Opera
- Open your Opera browser.
- Click on the menu button with the opera symbol in the top-left corner of the window.
- Click “Setting” from the list of options.
- Now a setting window will appear. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” button or click “Advanced” from the list of content given on the left-hand side of the page.
- Scroll down further to “Privacy and security” or click it from the page content list on the left-hand side under “Advanced”.
- Under “Privacy and security” go to Clear browsing data and click it.
- A Clear browsing data window will appear with the “Basic” tab open, select or check the box for cache images and files and uncheck rest that you do not want to erase. Check the boxes according to your preference.
- Click “Clear data” to delete.
Steps for Safari
- Go to the menu bar and click “Develop” if it is not visible on the menu bar.
- Click “Safari”.
- Click “Preferences” from the list of options that have appeared.
- Now the preferences window will appear. Click the “Advanced” tab from the top of the window.
- Advanced setting window will appear, look at the bottom under “Proxies” click the checkbox for “Show Develop menu in menu bar”
- Now go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click “Develop”.
- Click “Empty Caches” from the list of options that have appeared.
- Close the preferences window.
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