How to Clean Cache Files

By Jeremy Heck

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.

Clearing the Cache for Internet Explorer

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Tips & Warnings

  • This direction set is for Internet Explorer. Other browsers, however, use a similar process.

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