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Clear Browser Cache

Besides improving the speed and performance of your browser, clearing a browser's cache often solves many other computing problems as well.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8.0
  1. Click Tools and select Internet Options
  2. Click Delete under Browsing History
  3. Uncheck every box except for Temporary Internet Files
    in the Delete Browsing History window
  4. Click Delete
  5. Click OK
  6. Click OK
  7. Close and reopen the browser
Internet Explorer 9 and 10
  1. Click the gear icon (upper right)
  2. Choose Safety
  3. Uncheck the Preserve Favorites website data box
  4. Check the Temporary Internet files, Cookies and History boxes

KEYBOARD SHORTCUT: Ctrl + Shift + Delete

Chrome

  • Click the three bars in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Choose History
  • Click Clear browsing data...
  • A dialog box opens; make sure that it reads: Obliterate the following items from the beginning of time
  • Check at least the first four boxes
  • Click the Clear browsing data button

Firefox

Mac OS X
  1. Open the Firefox menu
  2. click Preferences...
  3. From the Privacy tab, click the clear your recent history link
  4. Select the Cache, Cookies, Browsing & Download History boxes
  5. Click the Clear Now button
Windows
  1. Go to Tools > Privacy
  2. From History, click the clear all current history link
  3. Under Time range to clear, select Everything
  4. Click the arrow next to Details to expand the Details list
  5. From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else
  6. Now click the Clear now button

Safari

Mac OS X
  1. From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari
  2. Select Clear History, Empty the Cache, Remove all Cookies boxes
  3. Click Reset
Windows
  1. Click the gear icon (upper right)
  2. Choose Reset Safari
  3. Check (at least) the Clear History, Remove all website data (removes both cookies and cache) boxes
  4. Click Reset
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