How to Clean Cache Files

The record of all Web activity on a computer's hard drive is stored in the cache. The files located in the cache take up space in a computer's hard drive. To free up space, clear the cache.

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Clearing the Cache for Internet Explorer

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Open your browser and locate the "Tools" menu in the top toolbar. Left-click the "Tools" menu.

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Scroll down the "Tools" menu and click Internet Options. The "Internet Options" box will open to the "General" tab.

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On the "General" tab, click the "Delete Files" button located under the "Browsing History" section to delete all the files stored in your cache.

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Click "OK" to clear cache, then click "OK" again to confirm.